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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 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 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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