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Metric Measurement

Base Units

Milli Centi Deci BASE Deca Hecto Kilo

Deca means 10 times greater so 1 decagram = 10 grams Hecto means 100 times greater so 1 hectometer = 100 meters Kilo means 1,000 times greater so 1 kiloliter = 1,000 liters Deci means 1/10th so 1 Decimeter is .1 of a meter Centi means 1/100th so 1 Centigram means .01 of a gram Milli means 1/1,000th so 1 Milliliter means .001 of a liter

Length – Meter Volume - Liter Mass - Gram

Decameter = 10 Meters Hectometer = 100 Meters Kilometer = 1,000 Meters

Millimeter = .001 Meter or 1,000 Millimeters in a Meter

Centimeter = .01 Meter or 100 Centimeters in a Meter

Decimeter = .10 Meter or 10 Decimeter in a Meter

Did you know that 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator = 1 meter?

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