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# Measurement Basics

### US Customary and Metric Measurement., Including Linear, Liquid, and Mass

Question | Answer |
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What is the basic unit of linear measurement in the METRIC system? | Meter |

What is the basic unit of liquid measurement in the METRIC system? | Liter |

What is the basic unit of mass (sometimes referred to as weight) in the METRIC system? | Gram |

One foot is equal to how many inches? | 12 inches |

One cup is equal to how many liquid ounces? | 8 ounces |

One ton is equal to how many pounds? | 2000 pounds |

What is the name of the number of units in the distance around an object? | Perimeter |

What is the name for the number of square units inside an object? | Area |

Sometimes called capacity, what is the number of units cubed inside a solid object (for example, a box or a pitcher)? | Volume |

In the metric system, how many units with the prefix centi- are equal to one base unit (example: how many centimeters are equal to one meter)? | 100 |

In the metric system, how many units with the prefix milli- are equal to one base unit (example: how many milliliters are in one liter)? | 1000 |

In the metric system, how many base units are equal to a unit with the prefix kilo- (example: how many grams are in one kilogram)? | 1000 |

A standard unsharpened pencil is usually closest to which of these measurements? | One Foot |

A milk carton in the cafeteria is usually closest to which of these measurements? | A Pint |

An adult person's mass (sometimes called weight) is usually measured in which metric unit? | Kilograms |

The volume (sometimes called capacity) of a swimming pool is often measured in which of these units? | Gallons |

In order to buy fencing for a dog pen, what attribute of your yard will you need to measure? | The Perimeter |

In order to buy floor tiles for your kitchen, what attibute of the room will you need to measure? | The Area |

Lonnie's front yard is shaped like a rectange where 2 sides are 30 feet long and the other 2 sides are 20 feet long. What is the PERIMETER of his front yard? | 100 feet |

Lonnie's front yard is shaped like a rectangle where 2 sides are 30 feet long and the other 2 sides are 20 feet long. What is the AREA of his front yard? | 600 feet squared |

How many pints are equal one quart? | 2 |

How many quarts are equal to one gallon? | 4 |

How many cups are equal to one pint? | 2 |

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