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METRIC CONVERSIONS. The Metric System of measurement is based on multiples of TEN. The 3 base units are: meters, liters, and grams. The 6 prefixes are:

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1 METRIC CONVERSIONS

2 The Metric System of measurement is based on multiples of TEN. The 3 base units are: meters, liters, and grams. The 6 prefixes are: kilo (1000) hecto (100) deka (10) deci (.1) centi (.01) milli (.001)

3 STAIR RULE To use the Stair-Step method, you will move the DECIMAL POINT the direction you have to move on the stairs.

4 STAIR RULE EXAMPLES Ex 1: 5 dm = ________________ m 0.5

5 STAIR RULE EXAMPLES Ex 2: 38.2 dkg = ________________ cg 38200

6 STAIR RULE EXAMPLES Ex 3: 2500 dL = ________________ kL

7 METRIC CONVERSION WORD PROBLEMS Ex 1: One cereal bar has a mass of 37 g. What is the mass of 6 cereal bars? Is that more or less than 1 kg?


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