Flashcards in Conversions and measurement Deck (36):

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## What is the base measurement for time?

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Seconds

s

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## What is mass?

### The amount of matter in an object

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## What is volume?

### The amount of space an object takes up

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## What is density?

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Mass per unit volume

The distance between particles in an object

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## What is the base measurement for length?

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Meters

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## What is the base measurement for electric current?

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Ampere

A

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## What is the base measurement for temperature?

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Kelvin

K

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## What is the base measurement for light intensity?

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Candela

cd

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## What is the base measurement for the amount of matter in a substance?

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Mole

mol

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## What is the base measurement for mass?

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Kilogram

kg

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## What is the prefix for /1000?

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Kilo

10^3

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## What is the prefix for /100 000?

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Mega

10^6

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## What is the prefix for /100 000 000?

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Giga

10^9

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What is the prefix for x1000?

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milli

10^-3

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## What is the prefix for x100 000?

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micro

10^-6

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## What is the prefix for x100 000 000?

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nano

10^-9

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## What is the prefix for da?

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deka

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## What is the prefix for h?

### hecto

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## What is the prefix for k?

### kilo

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## What is the prefix for d?

### deci

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## What is the prefix for c?

### centi

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## What is the prefix for m?

### milli

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## What is the prefix for μ?

### micro

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## What is the prefix for n?

### nano

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## What is the prefix for M?

### Mega

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## What is the prefix for G?

### Giga

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## What is metric measurement based on?

### The number ten

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## What are derived units?

### They are values that do not have base units, they can only measured by calculations.

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## What are the derived units?

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Volume

Density

Speed

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## What is the measurement for volume?

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Length x width x height

m^3

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## What is the measurement for density?

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Mass / volume

g/cm^3

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## What is the measurement for speed?

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Distance/time

km/h

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## What is scientific notation?

### It is a way of writing very large and very small numbers

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## How do you write scientific notation?

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Write the number as a decimal with a single digit before the comma

Write x10

The exponent will be however many places the comma jumped

If you have a really small decimal number to start with, your exponent will negative

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## How do you convert measurements?

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If you are converting from a small unit to a bigger unit, divide.

If you are converting from a big unit to a small unit, multiply.

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