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Objective To perform metric conversions.

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Chapter 1 Section 1: The Metric System (The International System Of Units or SI System)

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What is SI? SI stands for Syteme internationale d’Unites Used by scientists since 1960 to set a consistent worldwide standard.

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SI Base Units QuantitySI Base UnitSymbol Length (l)meterm Mass (m)kilogramkg Temperature (T)KelvinK Time (t)seconds Amount of Substance (n) molemol

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SI Prefixes PrefixSymbolValue kilo (k)k1000 hecto (h)h100 deka (da)da10 deci (d)d0.1 centi (c)c0.01 milli (m)m0.001

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Convert: mL to liters Gg to mg cm to m L to nL 3.15 g to kg9. 56 cm to m m to cm mL to GL m to km mm to km m to mm mm to cm Practice

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Convert: mL to liters Gg to mg cm to m L to nL 3.15 g to kg9. 56 cm to m m to cm mL to GL m to km mm to km m to mm mm to cm L7. 273,000,000,000,000 mg m 8. 7,200,000,000 nL kg m cm GL km km mm cm

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Figure out which of the following measurements is largest: a.) L b.) 5000 mL c.) kL d.) 50.0 cL Hint: Convert each answer to the same unit!

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