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Metric System Scientific Measurements copyright cmassengale

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Metric System Based on powers of ten, so it is very easy to use. Used by almost every country in the world, with the notable exception of the USA. Abbreviated SI, which is French for Systeme International. copyright cmassengale

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Metric Prefixes Regardless of the unit, the entire metric system uses the same prefixes. Common prefixes are: kilo = 1000 centi = 1/100 th milli = 1/1000 th 1 meter = 100 centimeters= 1000 millimeters copyright cmassengale

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Units Length- meters Mass- gram Weight- Newton Volume- Cm 3 or Liters copyright cmassengale

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Liquid Volume When the metric system was created, they decided that 1 cm 3 of water would equal 1 milliliter of water and the 1 mL of water will have a mass of one gram. 1cm 3 water =1 ml of water = 1 gram copyright cmassengale

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Water Mass and Volume 1 cm 3 water = 1 mL of water = 1 gram So what would be the mass of 50 mL of water be? 50 grams So what would be the mass of 1 liter of water be? 1 L = 1000 mL so its mass would be 1000 grams or a kilogram. copyright cmassengale

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