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VIDEO CLIP
DID YOU KNOW?
that you can divide 1 meter
by exactly 10 equal parts
(10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)

then make a cube (1000 cmณ)
of it to fill with water
and you will find that it
contains exactly 1 L (1 liter)
(1000 mL
) of water
and is the mass of exactly
1 kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN
10!

 Instant Metric eBook ฎฉ PDF format 1290 kb eReaders Universal    Instant Metric Cube ฎฉ How to Make a Working Model. FREE!            The International System of Units is called "SI" PREFIXES Convenient Prefix attached in front of base or derived unit of measure OR shows quantity, size or value in 10, 100 and 1000 But for most everyday experience Prefixes we use are milli, (m) centi, (c) kilo (k) NOTE: There are no abbreviations in metric measurement, only symbols to denote Quantity, Size or Value. (Abbreviations are archaic and reserved for "Inch-Pound" measurement like "ft." "in." "lb." etc.) So how do we get "lb." for pound?... Who Cares? DANCE ALONG! CLICK ON DANCER PICTURED BELOW and REMOVE HAND FROM MOUSE
 PREFIX SYMBOL for EVERYDAY USE c  centi  is 1 one hundredth (0.01) m  milli is 1 one thousandth (0.001) k  kilo is 1000 times as much BASE and Derived UNIT SYMBOL meter  m liter  L kilogram  kg The International Bureau of Weights and Measures SI Brochure notes: "Unit symbols are mathematical entities and not abbreviations." Among other things, they are not followed by a period except at the end of a sentence and they are not made plural.

Symbols
identify prefix and base or derived of measure together.
Simply place the prefix in front of the base or derived unit
like mm (millimeter), cm (centimeter), km (kilometer)
or mg (milligram), kg (kilogram) and mL (milliliter).
The size or quantity is indicated by the first letter or prefix symbol and the second letter or symbol identifies
the base or derived unit.

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milli  1 one thousandth (0.001)
of the base or derived unit, or unit of measure
use the  prefix milli
(as in millimeter OR milliliter OR milligram)

centi 1 one hundredth (0.01)
of the base or derived unit, or unit of measure
use
the prefix centi (as in centimeter)

kilo 1 000 times as much as the
base or derived unit, or unit of measure use
the prefix kilo (as in kilometer and kilogram
(pronounced "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur")

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Symbols like mL or mg or mm or kg or cm together
identify Prefix and everyday unit of measure.

 CLICK ON PICTURES FOR VIDEO LEARNING!  Share This With Others Share This With Others  SMALLER METRIC MEASURES 1 cmณ (1 cubic centimeter) filled with water contains exactly 1 mL (1 milliliter) and is the mass  of exactly 1 g (1 gram)  "centimeters milliliters milligrams" VIDEO CLIP  For most everyday experience Prefixes we use are milli, centi and kilo
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