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An intro to our metric unit, asking "Why Metric?" The point is that prior systems varied widely from each other and internally, and were based on changing objects like body parts. Metric is based on ...

An intro to our metric unit, asking "Why Metric?" The point is that prior systems varied widely from each other and internally, and were based on changing objects like body parts. Metric is based on the Earth (originally), which does not change.

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  • 1. Why Metric?
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  • 7. Stone as measure of weight
  • 8. How many inches in a mile?
  • 9. Length
    12 lines = 1 inch
    12 inches = 1 foot
    3 feet = 1 yard
    1760 yards = 1 mile
    36 inches = 1 yard
    440 yards = quarter mile
    880 yards = half mile
  • 10. Distance
    100 links = 1 chain
    10 chains = 1 furlong
    8 furlongs = 1 mile
    4 inches = 1 hand
    22 yards = 1 chain
    5.5 yards = 1 rod, pole or perch
    4 poles = 1 chain
    40 poles = 1 furlong
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  • 21. Volume
    3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
    3 tablespoons = a jigger
    2 tablespoons is 1 fluid ounce
    8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
    2 cups = 1 pint
    2 pints = 1 quart
    4 quarts = 1 gallon
    55 gallons = 1 barrel of oil
    63 gallons = 1 hogshead
  • 22. Keys to “Why Metric?”
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  • 24. A pint’s a pound the world around….
    Only in the U.S. as the British pint is really 20 ounces.
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  • 27. Length
    10 millimeters = 1 centimeter
    10 centimeters = 1 decimeter
    10 decimeters = 1 meter
    10 meters = 1 decameter
    10 decameters = 1 heptameter
    10 heptameters = 1 kilometer
  • 28. 1 Meter
    1000 millimeters
    100 centimeters
    10 decimeters
    1 meter
    0.1 decameters
    0.01 heptameters
    0.001 kilometer
  • 29. Words Having Meaning (in Latin)
    Milli = one thousandth
    Centi = one-hundreth
    Deci = one-tenth
    Meter = Measure
    Deca = ten
    Hepto = one hundred
    Kilo = one thousand