 # Metric Conversions. Base SI Units metergram Liter.

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Metric Conversions

Base SI Units metergram Liter

meter gram Liter = 3 inches more than a yard =About a quart

Metric Prefixes Lets us measure items too large or small for the base units kilohecto deca Base deci centi milli One gram, meter, Liter, volt, joule, etc 10.1 1000 100.01.001

Memorize the prefixes! K h d base d c m

Converting K h d base d c m 2.5 L = ??? mL King Hector drinks basically delicious chocolate milk

Converting K h d base d c m I had to move over 3 places to the right 2.5 L = _______ mL Now I just take my decimal point and move it 3 places to the right

2.52.5 I can’t leave empty spaces, so I’ll fill them with zeroes 25. 2500. 2.5 L = 2500 mL

Metric conversions 4 steps 1) Write the prefixes in order (use the King Hector mnemonic) 2) Determine the direction 3) Count how many units you move 4) Move the decimal point