SI units conversions - centimeter(cm = 0.01 m 1 cm = 0.394...

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SI Measurement The International System of Units, or SI, is the standard system of measurement used by many scientists. Using the same standards of measurement makes it easier for scientists to communicate with one another. SI works by combining prefixes and base units. Each base unit can be used with dif- ferent prefixes to define smaller and larger quantities. The table below lists common SI prefixes. SI Prefixes Prefix Abbreviation Factor Example kilo- k 1,000 kilogram, 1 kg = 1,000 g hecto- h 100 hectoliter, 1 hL = 100 L deka- da 10 dekameter, 1 dam = 10 m 1 meter, liter deci- d 0.1 decigram, 1 dg = 0.1 g centi- c 0.01 centimeter, 1 cm = 0.01 m milli- m 0.001 milliliter, 1 mL = 0.001 L micro- μ 0.000 001 micrometer, 1 μm = 0.000 001 m SI Conversion Table SI units From SI to English From English to SI Length kilometer (km) = 1,000 m 1 km = 0.621 mi 1 mi = 1.609 km meter (m) = 100 cm 1 m = 3.281 ft 1 ft = 0.305 m
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Unformatted text preview: centimeter (cm) = 0.01 m 1 cm = 0.394 in. 1 in. = 2.540 cm millimeter (mm) = 0.001 m 1 mm = 0.039 in. micrometer (μm) = 0.000 001 m nanometer (nm) = 0.000 000 001 m Area square kilometer (km 2 ) = 100 hectares 1 km 2 = 0.386 mi 2 1 mi 2 = 2.590 km 2 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m 2 1 ha = 2.471 acres 1 acre = 0.405 ha square meter (m 2 ) = 10,000 cm 2 1 m 2 = 10.765 ft 2 1 ft 2 = 0.093 m 2 square centimeter (cm 2 ) = 100 mm 2 1 cm 2 = 0.155 in. 2 1 in. 2 = 6.452 cm 2 Volume liter (L) = 1,000 mL = 1 dm 3 1 L = 1.057 fl qt 1 fl qt = 0.946 L milliliter (mL) = 0.001 L = 1 cm 3 1 mL = 0.034 fl oz 1 fl oz = 29.575 mL microliter (μL) = 0.000 001 L Mass kilogram (kg) = 1,000 g 1 kg = 2.205 lb 1 lb = 0.454 kg gram (g) = 1,000 mg 1 g = 0.035 oz 1 oz = 28.349 g milligram (mg) = 0.001 g microgram (μg) = 0.000 001 g...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course CALCULUS/C 202 taught by Professor Tadius during the Spring '11 term at Benedictine KS.

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