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METRIC CONVERSIONS

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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)

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

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

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

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STAIR RULE EXAMPLES Ex 3: 2500 dL = ________________ kL

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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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