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Flashcards in Metric System Deck (19):
1

To convert to a _______ unit, move the decimal point to the right or multiply by 10.

Smaller

2

To convert to a _______ unit, move the decimal point to the left or divide by 10.

Larger

3

Unit of mass

Gram (g)

4

Unit of (liquid) volume

Liter (L)

5

Unit of distance

Meter (m)

6

km

Kilometer

7

hg

Hectogram

8

dam

Dekameter (Decameter)

9

dg

Decigram

10

cm

Centimeter

11

mg

Milligram

12

What is the mnemonic device for the prefixes?

King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk

13

Kilo-

1,000

14

Hecto-

100

15

Deka- (Deca-)

10

16

Base

1

17

Deci-

0.1 or 1/10

18

Centi-

0.01 or 1/100

19

Milli-

0.001 or 1/1,000