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# Metric Units

In mathematics, metric system is used for calculating an international decimalized system of measurement. Like decimal numeration system, metric system is based on the number 10. The metric system has standard units of measurement.
The base units are the meter (length), kilogram (mass) and second (time).

Some basic units of metric system
m - meter for length
Kg - kilogram for mass
S - second for time
L - liter for Volume
0c - for Temperature

Metric Units of Length

The most often metric units of length are millimeters, centimeters, meters and kilometers. Metric units of length are related as shown in the below table:

 1 Kilometer (km) 1,000 meters 1 Meter (m) 100 centimeters (Cm) 1 Hectometer (hm) 100 meters 1 dekameter (dam) 10 meters 1 meter 1000 millimeters (mm) 1 decameter 10 meters

Metric Units of Mass and Volume

 1 miligram 0.001 gram 1 decimeter 0.1 gram 1 centimeter 0.01 gram 1 Kilogram 1000 grams 1 Mililiter 0.001 liter 1 Deciliter 0.1 liter 1 Centiliter 0.01 liter 1 kiloliter 1000 liters

Metric Units of Time

 1 minute 60 seconds 1 hour 60 minutes 1 day 24 hours 1 week 7 days

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