Presentation on theme: "The systems of measurements Metric System"— Presentation transcript:
1 The systems of measurements Metric System H.Pownell, SPN
2 Metric System The metric system is based upon the decimal system A zero should always be placed in front of the decimal when the amount is less than 1When converting to larger or smaller , you are either moving the decimal left or right.Larger to smaller you move to the rightSmaller to larger you move to the leftLMNOPQRS
3 Metric Basic Units Grams- unit for weight of a solid Liter-unit for the volume of liquidMeter- unit for length
4 Metric Prefixes Number Value Prefix Kilo Hecto Deka Deci Centri Milli Micro1000100100.10.010.001
6 Converting Within Metric Units Good to Know1 kg= 1000 g1 g = 1000mg1 mg= 1000 mcg1 L= 1000 mLDividing or Multiplying by 1000 gets determined by size of unitEx.100 ml L smaller to larger
7 Fact to Remember Zero in front of the decimal when less than 1 ALWAYS (should) have a label of measurementConvert fractions to decimalsBe careful when writing abbreviations , state clearly what the unit is
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