
FIRST YOU TAKE 10 of whatever you have handy...
count them... 10 digit hands,

And 10 digit feet. Right?


It's all simply related in
10!


Convenient prefix
attached in front of
base or derived
unit, or unit of measure
shows quantity, size or value by 10, 100 and 1000.
WRITING IS
EASY!
Symbols
like mL or mg
or mm or kg or
cm together
identify prefix and base or derived
unit,
or unit of measure.
But for most everyday experience useful
prefixes are
milli 1 one thousandth (0.001)
from the everyday unit of measure
centi 1 one hundredth (0.01)
from the everyday unit of measure
kilo 1 000
times as much as
the of the everyday unit of measure.


Simply
divide the Length of
1
m
(meter)
in exactly 10 equal parts,
each of which measures
10 cm
(centimeters).
Make a cube container
with it that is
10 cm
x 10 cm
x 10 cm
(1 000 cmณ)
and fill with water.
(Technically,
it is supposed to be distilled water at sea level)

And like magic, when you
fill this cube container
with water,
it has the volume
of exactly 1
L (liter).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED
IN
10.



Then,
when you place this
(1000 cmณ)
cube filled
with water
on a scale it has the
Mass
of exactly
1 kg (kilogram)
How about that?
length,
volume and mass
all simply related
in 10.
Both spellings,
meter
and metre,
as well as liter and litre are acceptable.
It's just a lot easier
to use symbols

Just remember that for everyday
purposes
ENJOY THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
Length
of 1
m (meter), Volume
of 1 L (liter)
and Mass
of 1 kg (kilogram).




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DID
YOU KNOW?
that
you can divide 1 meter by
exactly 10 equal parts.
Then, make a cube (10 cm
x 10 cm
x 10 cm)
to fill with (1000 cmณ)
water,
and you will find that it contains exactly
1 L (1 liter)
(1000
mL)
of water.
Now, when this cube filled with water is placed on a scale
it is has the mass of exactly 1 kg
(1
kilogram)
or 1 000 grams (g).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED IN 10!
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)
