Units Of Measurement
What are the Metric Units Of Measurement?
Within the metric (metric means the modern system of numbers based on the number 10) there are many clearly defined units of measurement or ways to measure things. Some of the units are classified by the International System of Units (Système International d'Unités, with the international abbreviation SI) or SI for short. In Australia the International Measurement System (SI) is managed by the National Measurement Institute.
The SI system classifies the base metric units but there are also many non SI metric units such as the metric tonne.
What are the Common Units Of Measurement?
The metric SI system provides a range of standard measures. However we use many more units to measure the world around us. When deciding what measurement unit to use you have to first think about what you are measuring.
Units Of Measurement Conversion Chart
Measurement Units Conversion Table | |
Metre British Spelling - Meter US Spelling Litre British Spelling - Liter US Spelling | |
Unit | Conversion |
Distance | |
Millimetres mm | 10mm = 1cm |
Centimetres cm | 100cm = 1m |
Metres m | 1000m = 1km |
Kilometres km | 1000m = 1km |
Weight/Mass | |
Millgrams mg | 1000mg = 1g |
Grams g | 1000g = 1kg |
Kilograms kg | 1000kg = 1t |
Tonnes t | 1000kg = 1t |
Volume Of A Liquid | |
Millilitres mL | 1000mL = 1L |
Litres L | 1000L = 1kL |
Kilolitres kL | 1000L = 1kL |
Megalitres ML | 1000kL = 1ML |
Gigalitres GL | 1000ML = 1GL |
Cubic Millimetres mm^{3} | 1000mm^{3} = 1cm^{3} |
Cubic Centimetres cm^{3} or CC | 1,000,000 cm^{3} = 1m^{3} |
Cubic Metres m^{3} | 1,000,000,000m^{3} = 1km^{3} |
Cubic Kilometres km^{3} | 1,000,000,000m^{3} = 1km^{3} |
Volume Of A Solid | |
Cubic Millimetres mm^{3} | 1000mm^{3} = 1cm^{3} |
Cubic Centimetres cm^{3} or CC | 1,000,000 cm^{3} = 1m^{3} |
Cubic Metres m^{3} | 1,000,000,000m^{3} = 1km^{3} |
Cubic Kilometres km^{3} | 1,000,000,000m^{3} = 1km^{3} |
Area | |
Square Millimetres mm^{2} | 100mm^{2} = 1cm^{2} |
Square Centimetres cm^{2} | 10,000cm^{2} = 1m^{2} |
Square Metres m^{2} | 1,000,000m^{2} = 1km^{2} |
Square Kilometres km^{2} | 1,000,000m^{2} = 1km^{2} |
Hectares ha | 10,000m^{2} = 1ha |
Angles | |
Degrees ^{o} | 360 Degrees ^{o} = 1 circle |
Time | |
Seconds s | 60 seconds = 1 minute |
Minutes m | 60 minutes = 1 hour |
Hours h | 24 hours = 1 day |
Temperature | |
Degrees Celcius ^{o}C | |
Money | |
Dollars $ | 100 cents = $1 |
Cents | 100 cents = $1 |
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