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1 METRIC SYSTEM PREFIXES USING THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS

2 METRIC UNITS Let’s review Metric Units with Tim and Moby!

3 METRIC UNIT HELPFUL HINT To memorize the six prefixes you really need to know, remember this sentence: King Henry Doesn’t Usually Drink Chocolate Milk

4 METRIC UNIT HELPFUL HINT If you look closely, you will see that each prefix is ten times bigger than the one to its right and one-tenth as big as the one to its left.

5 METRIC CONVERSION LINE If you write the prefixes in a line, you can use this to convert from one measurement to another.

6 TIM’S AND MOBY'S EXAMPLE Tim’s and Moby’s example… How many milligrams are in 5 Hectograms?

7 On your prefix line, write the number above the prefix and place your finger under the prefix.

8 Count the number of units your finger passes while moving to the unit you’re converting.

9 Take your number, and move the decimal point the same number of places in the same direction.

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11 Add a 0 for each place the decimal moves.

12 There you have it: 5 hectograms is the same as 500,000 milligrams.

13 EXAMPLE #1- How many milliliters are in 2 liters? _____________________ K ilo H ecto D eka U nit D eci C enti M illi Liter 2 liters = 2000 milliliters 2 L = 2000 mL

14 How many grams are in 8 kilograms? _____________________ K ilo H ecto D eka U nit D eci C enti M illi Gram 8 kilograms = 8000 grams 8 kg = 8000 g EXAMPLE #2-

15 How many meters are in 4 centimeters? _____________________ K ilo H ecto D eka U nit D eci C enti M illi Meter 4 centimeters = 0.04 meters 4 cm = 0.04 m EXAMPLE #3-

16 How many kilometers are in 6 meters? _____________________ K ilo H ecto D eka U nit D eci C enti M illi Meter 6 meters = kilometers 6 m = km EXAMPLE #4-

17 EXAMPLE #5- How many milliliters are in 25 liters? _____________________ K ilo H ecto D eka U nit D eci C enti M illi Liter 25 liters = 2500 milliliters 25 L = 2500 mL

18 How many kilometers are in 62 meters? _____________________ K ilo H ecto D eka U nit D eci C enti M illi Meter 62 meters = kilometers 62 m = km EXAMPLE #6-

19 JUST FOR FUN… OTHER PREFIXES


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