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Metric measurement

The metric measurement is a system of measuring using the liter, the gram, and the meter as basic units.

The gram is used to measure mass or weight.

For instance, a person weighing 170 pounds in customary measurement, weighs 77110 grams or 77.11 kilograms in the metric system.

the liter is used to measure capacity.

for instance, 1 liter of coke measures about 33.81 ounces in customary measurement.

The meter is used to measure length.

For instance, a person whose height is 1 meter is equivalent 3.2808 feet in customary measurement.

In the metric system, other units are named by using prefixes such as kilo, hecto, deka, deci, centi, and milli etc...

1 kilo = one thousand and the symbol we use is k

For example, 1 kilometer = 1000 meters

1 hecto = one hundred and the symbol we use is h

1 hectogram = 100 grams

1 deka = ten and the symbol we use is da

1 dekameter = 10 meters

1 deci = one-tenth and the unit is d

1 deciliter = 0.1 liter

1 centi = one-hundredth and the unit is c

1 centimeter = 0.01 meter

1 milli = one-thousandth and the unit is m

1 millimeter = 0.001 meter

Fun math game: Destroy numbered balls by adding to 10

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