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Metric System. American Chopper Why Science Uses The Metric System Why Science Uses The Metric System.

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1 Metric System

2 American Chopper Why Science Uses The Metric System Why Science Uses The Metric System

3 Metric system English system  Used in most countries around the world  Based on the power of ten Ex: 1 cm = 10 mm 1 m = 1000 mm 1 m = 1000 mm  Distance  meters  Volume  liters  Mass  grams  Used in United States, Berma, Liberia  No consistent basis Ex: 1 ft = 12 in 1 mi = 5280 ft 1 mi = 5280 ft Distance  feet, inches, miles, yards Volume  cups, quarts, gallons Mass (weight)  pounds, ounces

4 Should the US change to the metric system? 1. Yes 2. No 3. Abstain

5 What do the symbols mean? cgkLmmgm

6 Metric prefixes k h D base unit d c m kilo hecto deka grams deci centi milli liters meters ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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8 0.25 cm = ______ dm dm dm dm dm dm dm

9 73 hg = ______ dg dg dg dg dg dg dg dg dg


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