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# The Metric System

Question | Answer |
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What is the metric system? | A mathematical system based on units of 10. |

What is the abbreviation used for the metric system? What does that abbreviation stand for in Spanish? In English? | The abbreviation used for the metric system is S.I. S.I. stands for system internationale(International System of Units). |

What places in the world do not use the metric system? | Liberia, Burma(Myanmar), + US don't use it. |

Which is used more widely: Metric System or Customary System? | The metric system is more widely used around the world than the old "standard" system that is still in use in the US. |

TRUE or FALSE: The metric system is more widely used around the world than the old "standard" system that is still in use in the US. | TRUE |

The basic unit of _____ in the metric system is the gram. | mass |

What is the basic unit of mass in the metric system? | gram |

The basic unit of _________ in the metric system is the liter | volume |

The basic unit of volume in the metric system is the ______. | liter |

What is the basic unit of volume in the metric system? | liter |

The basic unit of __________ in the metric system is the meter. | distance |

What is the basic unit of distance in the metric system? | meter |

How many prefixes are generally used in the metric system? | 6 |

What is the value of kilo? | 1000 |

1000 is the value of what prefix? | kilo |

What is the value of hecta? | 100 |

100 is the value of what prefix? | hecta |

What is the value of deca? | 10 |

10 is the value of what prefix? | deca |

What is the value of deci? | .1 |

.1 is the value of what prefix? | deci |

What is the value of centi? | .01 |

.01 is the value of what prefix? | centi |

What is the value of milli? | .001 |

.001 is the value of what prefix? | milli |

What are the three different possible base units and their symbols? | meter(m), liter(L), gram(g) |

What is the value of any base unit? | 1 |

1 is the value of what prefix? | base unit |

The metric system, like our money system. is a ___________ system. | decimal |

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