# Units of Measurement - 1-4: UNITS OF MEASUREMENT Scientists...

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1-4: UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
Scientists use the metric system!metric system:uses base 10SI units:International Systemfundamental units:length-- meter (m)mass--kilogram (kg)time--second (s)
Other Units…derived units:combination of base unitsEx:area--length x lengthm2volume--length x length x lengthm3density-- mass/volumeg/cm3Also common to measure volume in liters (L)--althoughnot an SI unitcommon conversion:1 ml = 1 cm3= 1 g H20 !!!
Metric Prefixespico-p10-12nano-
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WillDible
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International System of Units, 1 mL, 1 g, International System, length x length

Unformatted text preview: 1 ml = 1 cm 3 = 1 g H 2 0 !!! Metric Prefixes pico- p 10-12 nano- n 10-9 micro- μ 10-6 milli- m 10-3 centi- c 10-2 deci- d 10-1 BASE UNIT. ...(meters, liters, grams, etc.) deka- dk 10 1 hecto- h 10 2 kilo- k 10 3 mega- M 10 6 If you are going from a smaller unit to a bigger, you will have LESS--if you are going from a bigger unit to a smaller, you will have MORE! Move your decimal accordingly!...
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