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# Step4-11 - In the metric system measurements are written as...

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Metric System In most countries throughout the world, use the metric system of measurement. It is also being used more and more in the United States. The following are prefixes used in the metric measurement system: The metric system is based on the decimal system. The following is a list of units of equal measure: 1 centimeter = 10 millimeters 1 decimeter = 10 centimeter 1 meter = 100 centimeter 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
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Unformatted text preview: In the metric system, measurements are written as decimals, For example, 2 meters and 15 centimeters is written 2.15 meters. To change a smaller metric unit to a larger one, move the decimal point to the left. Divide by 10 to change millimeters to centimeters 4.5 mm = 0.45 cm Divide by 100 to change centimeters to meters 4 cm = 0.04 m Divide by 1000 to change meters to kilometers 450 m = 0.45 km...
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