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THE METRIC SYSTEM The right way to measure

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OVERVIEW The metric system is a base 10 system This means that all measurements are in multiples of 10 Remember: King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Kilo- (1,000) Hecto- (100) Deka- (10) Base- (grams, meters, liters) Deci- (1/10) Centi- (1/100) Milli- (1/1,000)

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Down the stairs, move the decimal to the right. Up the stairs, move the decimal to the left. Gram Liter Meter

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MEASUREMENTS

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LENGTH Imperial (Standard) Miles 5280 feet Yards 3 feet Feet 12 inches Inches Often divided into eighths or sixteenths Metric: Meter Kilometer 1,000 meters Meter 100 centimeters Centimeter 10 millimeters

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MASS Imperial (Standard) Slug 1/32 of a pound (when you’re standing on Earth) Metric: Gram Kilogram 1,000 grams Gram 1,000 milligrams Milligrams 1,000 micrograms

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VOLUME Imperial (Standard) Gallons 4 quarts Quart 2 pints Pint 2 cups Cup 8 fluid ounces Metric: Liter Kiloliters 1,000 liters Liters 1,000 milliliters Milliliters 1,000 microliters Cubic centimeters (cc) Same as a milliliter

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DENSITY Imperial (Standard) Pounds per cubic foot (lbs/ft³) Metric Grams per milliliter (g/mL) = (g/cm³)

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WEIGHT Imperial (Standard) Pounds 16 ounces Ounces Usually broken into tenths by using a decimal Metric Newton Named after Sir Isaac, not Fig

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MEASURING TOOLS

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