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Math chapter 21

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precision a property of measurement related to the unit of measure used; the smaller the unit of measure used, the more precise the measurement is.
millimeter(mm) unit for measuring length in the metric system; about the thickness of a dime.
centimeter(cm) unit for measuring length in the metric system, 10 millimeters(mm) = 1 centimeter
meter(m) unit for measuring length in the metric system, 10 millimeters(mm) = 1 centimeter(cm)
kilometer(km) unit for measuring distance in the metric system, 1,000 meters(m) = 1 kilometer(km)
capacity the amount a container can hold
fluid ounces a customary unit for measuring capacity
cup a customary unit for measuring capacity 8 ounces = 1 cup
pint a customary unit for measuring capacity 2 cups = 1 pint
quart a customary unit for measuring capacity 2 pints = 1 quart
gallon a customary unit for measuring capacity 4 quarts = 1 gallon
milliliter(mL) a metric unit for measuring capacity
Liter(L) a metric unit for measuring capacity 1,000 milliliters(mL) = 1 Liter(L)
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