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# How is distance measured in the metric system normally?

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###### April 28, 2009 3:43PM

The base unit of distance in the metric system is the meter (m).

One meter is subdivided into 1000 millimeters (mm). It can also be subdivided into 100 centimeters (cm).

1000 meters is also known as a kilometer (km).

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. before knowing about metric system we know what is metric
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called the international system.
Before 1970 this system is known as metric system
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