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Metric conversion factors



Find right here on this page a concise list of metric conversion factors. Use them to convert from one unit to another



Study the list carefully! Even though you may not be familiar with it, an understanding of it will make it easy to do conversion

In the chart above, km means kilometer. k stands for kilo and m stands for meter

hm means hectometer. h stands for hecto and m stands for meter.

Ok you got the point!

Length:

1000 meters(m) = 1 kilometer (km)

100 m = 1 hectometer (hm)

10 m = 1 decameter(dam)

100 centimeters(cm) = 1 m

10 decimeters(dm) = 1 m

1000 millimeters(mm)= 1 m

10 mm = 1 cm


Volume:

1 cubic meter = 1000 dm3

1 cubic meter = 1,000,000 cm3

1 cubic meter = 1,000,000,000 mm3

1000 cubic meters(m3) = 1 cubic centimeter (cm 3

100 cm3 = 1 cubic decimeter(dm3)

1,000,000 cm3 = 1 cubic meter(m3)


Area

1 m2 = 100 dm2

1 m2 = 10,000 cm2

1 m2 = 1,000,000 mm2

100 square millimeters (mm2)= 1 square centimeter (1 cm2)

10,000 m2 = 1 hectare(ha)


Capacity:

1000 liters(L) = 1 Kiloliter (kL)

1000 milliliters(mL) = 1 L


Mass:

1 kilogram(kg) = 1000 grams(g)

1000 kilograms = 1 metric ton (t)

1000 milligrams (mg) = 1 g


Time:

60 seconds(sec) = 1 minute(min)

60 min = 1 hour(hr)

24 hr = 1 day

365 days = 1 year

Temperature Degrees Celsius(°C)

0°C = freezing point of water

37°C = normal body temperature

100°C = boiling point of water




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