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Mr. King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Mix Nuggets

A mnemonic device to help remember the metric prefixes in order.

  • Mr.  (mega-)
  • King (kilo-)
  • Henry (hecto-)
  • Died (deka-)
  • By (base unit-)
  • Drinking (deci-)
  • Chocolate (centi-)
  • Milk (milli-)
  • Mix (micro)
  • Nuggets (nano)

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milli-

SI prefix meaning 0.001

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The greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew" like a cat might say)

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SI prefix meaning 0.01

centi-

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A beaker contains 0.32 L of water. What is the volume of this water in milliliters?

320 mL

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What is the definition of a derived unit?

A mathematical combination of two or more units.

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Mix

micro (x 10e-6) (_)

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Correct symbol for the SI unit of temperature

K (kelvin)

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kilo-

SI prefix meaning 1,000

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SI system is based upon multiples of

10

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A cubic centimeter is also known as either a cc or a ___________.

milliliter

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mass

amount of material in an object

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Arrange in order from smallest to largest. (cm, km, m, mm, nm

nm, mm, cm, m, km

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cubic centimeter

derived unit of volume

(its a cube with 1 cm sides)

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SI prefix meaning 1,000

kilo-

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A measurement standard is defined as ____.

the exact quantity people agree to use for comparison

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derived unit of volume

cubic centimeter

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By

______(x 10e0) (no prefix because this is the base unit like grams, meters, liters, etc)

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Mega

SI prefix meaning one million of (x 10e6)

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nano

SI prefix meaning one billionth of (x 10e-9)

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How many meters are there in 1,865 cm?

18.65

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Mr.

mega (x 10e6) (M)

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prefix kilo-

1,000

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Temperature of absolute zero in Fahrenheit

negative 459.4 (don't memorize this, just know that it is really, really cold)

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The amount of material in an object

mass

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SI symbol for deciliter

dL

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Temperature of absolute zero in kelvin

0 degrees Kelvin

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Died

deka unit (x 10e1) (dk)

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King

kilo (x 10e3) ( k)

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SI unit that is used to measure time

second