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Measurement Basics

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

QuestionAnswer
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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