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# The metric system

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## The metric systemPresentation Transcript

• The Metric System: An Introduction Dr. Patti Lisk
• The Metric System
• International decimal system of weights and measures
• Introduced in France
• International System of Units - SI
• Three Basic Units of Measure
• Gram - weight
• Liter - volume
• Meter- length
• Metric System Prefixes
• Kilo = 1000 X a meter or kilometer
• Centi = one hundredth part of or 0.01 of meter or centimeter
• Milli – one thousandth part of or 0.001 of a meter or
• millimeter
• Micro – one millionth part of or 0.000001 of a meter or
• microgram
• Abbreviations
• g = gram
• mg- milligram
• kg – kilogram
• L= liter
• mL= milliliter
• References
• Morris, D. ( 2010). Calculate with Confidence. Elsevier: St. Louis.
• Ichwan Palongengi (2009). Illustration from Creative Commons, Non-metric user.svg. Retrieved from http://search.creativecommons.org/?noBeta=1