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Metric Measurement Vocab
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Definitions of metric tools and measuring units.
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kilo = _________ units
1000 units
hecto= _________units
100 units
deka= ___________units
10 units
deci=__________unit
one tenths of a unit (0.1)
centi= ___________
one hundredths of a unit (0.01)
milli=__________unit
one thousandths of a unit
meter
standard measure for length
millimeter
one thousandths of a meter (0.001)
centimeter
one hundredths of a meter (0.01)
kilometer
1000 meters
liter
standard measure for liquid volume
milliliter (mL)
one thousandths of a liter (0.001)
gram
standard measure for mass
milligram
one thousandths of a gram
kilogram
1000 grams
mass
a measure of the quantity of matter in an object
volume
a measure of the total amount of space an object (or form of matter) takes up
graduated cylinder
tool used to measure liquid volume exactly (precisely)
metric system
a universal standard system for measuring (not in U.S.)
a gram weighs about as much as what object
a paperclip
Area = ____ x ______
length x width
answers to area problems are written :
units squared (a little 2 is written after and above the unit of measure)
answers to volume problems are written:
units cubed (a little 3 is written after and above the unit of measure)
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