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# Units Of Measurement

Author: Pencil Case  Date: 22 September 2019

### 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 SpellingLitre 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 mm3 1000mm3 = 1cm3 Cubic Centimetres cm3 or CC 1,000,000 cm3 = 1m3 Cubic Metres m3 1,000,000,000m3 = 1km3 Cubic Kilometres km3 1,000,000,000m3 = 1km3 Volume Of A Solid Cubic Millimetres mm3 1000mm3 = 1cm3 Cubic Centimetres cm3 or CC 1,000,000 cm3 = 1m3 Cubic Metres m3 1,000,000,000m3 = 1km3 Cubic Kilometres km3 1,000,000,000m3 = 1km3 Area Square Millimetres mm2 100mm2 = 1cm2 Square Centimetres cm2 10,000cm2 = 1m2 Square Metres m2 1,000,000m2 = 1km2 Square Kilometres km2 1,000,000m2 = 1km2 Hectares ha 10,000m2 = 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 oC Money Dollars \$ 100 cents = \$1 Cents 100 cents = \$1

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