# Metric System

## The metric system is an international basis of measurement based on a decimal system. It uses standard base units to name larger and smaller units.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Metric System

### What is the metric equivalent of a butt load?

Get a load of this...
There is an exact unit of volume called the butt.
See Webster's dictionary:
Butt: a measure of liquid capacity equal to 126 gallons or
two hogs heads.
From another dictionary:
An English butt is 2 hogshead of 54 imperial gallons each or
~129.7 US gallons (i.e., a UK butt is apparently slightly bigger
than a US one).
A Spanish butt is based on a wine cask and is equivalent to
140 US gallons or ~116.6 UK gallons (i.e., a Spanish butt is bigger
still).
So next time someone says they have a "butt load" of stuff, just
remember, that is about two 55-gallon barrels worth of stuff.
To recap...
1 butt equals:
2 hogsheads (this is probably the easiest to remember for
social occasions)
476.961 liters
126 gallons
104.917 UK gallons
13.5347 bushels
0.131592 cords
11.6574 firkins
4032 gills
21504 ponys
4032 noggins
1008 pints
96768 teaspoons
12.0308 ephahs
1.58987x10^7 drops
10752 jiggers
16128 shots
629.504 wine bottles
630 fifths
And the punchline...
One microbutt = 0.0968 teaspoons.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Medical Fields, Metric System

### How is the metric system used in the medical field?

It's used by physicians, internists, surgeons, ophthalmologists,
researchers, anesthesiologists, chiropractors, nurses, hospice
workers, and physical and psychological therapists, to measure,
express, and communicate the magnitude of forces, lengths, areas,
speeds, capacities, and volumes, and the
duration of periods of time.

###### Asked in Science, Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Metric System

### Is the metric system easy to use?

Yes it is in fact it is the easiest system of
measurement used by the entire world
except the United States.
The reason it is so easy to use is that there is a consistent
difference between different measurements and that the names of
different measurements follow a pattern.
Different prefixes mean that you have a different amount of a
'basic' measurement (meter, gram).
Example: 1 centimeter (cm) equals to 0.01 meters (m).
Example: 1 kilogram (kg) equals to 1000 grams (g).
The point is that it is easier to convert from, say meter to
kilometer than from feet to miles, because one kilometer is 1000
times larger than one meter, but one mile is 5280 times larger than
a foot.

###### Asked in Length and Distance, Metric System

### How many centimeters are in a meter?

There are 100 centimeters in a meter.
In the metric system everything is done in multiples of 10.
1 kilometer = 1000 meters = 10³ meters
1 hectometer = 100 meters = 10² meters
1 decameter = 10 meters = 101 meters
1 decimeter = 1⁄10 of a meter = 10-1 meters
1 centimeter = 1⁄100 of a meter = 10-2 meters
1 millimeter = 1⁄1000 of a meter = 10-3 meters
1 micrometer = 1⁄1,000,000 of a meter = 10-6 meters
1 nanometer = 1⁄1,000,000,000 of a meter = 10-9 meters
1 angstrom = 1/10,000,000,000 of a metre = 10-10 meters
1 picometer = 1⁄1,000,000,000,000 of a meter = 10-12 meters
In everyday use, the most important of these are mega (106,
rarely used in metres), kilo, centi, milli. To
scientists/engineers, micro, nano, (angstrom 10-10) pico and femto
(10-15) are also use
There are 100 centimeters in one meter.
1 meter = 100 centimeters

###### Asked in Computer Memory, Metric System

### What is the list of prefixes from lowest to highest for bytes?

The official SI prefixes for multiples have been altered to
apply to bytes, where computers have used increments of 1024 (210)
rather than 1000 as other metric uses do. The amended names are as
follows:
Bit = 1 binary digit
Byte = 8 bits
Kibibyte = 1024 bytes
Mebibyte = 1024 kibibytes = 220 bytes or 1048576 bytes
Gibibyte = 1024 mebibytes = 230 bytes
Tebibyte = 1024 gibibytes = 240 bytes
Pebibyte = 1024 tebibytes = 250 bytes
Exbibyte = 1024 pebibytes = 260 bytes
Zebibyte = 1024 exbibytes = 270 bytes
Yobibyte = 1024 zebibytes = 280 bytes
(Unofficially, the term "brontobibyte" is 1024 yottabytes or 290
bytes)
* see related link

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Metric System

### What is the metric equivalent for psi?

Some one wrote; kpl
Have an idea what they mean but that is not correct.
Inches needs to be converted in millibars..
We take this from the aviation world where the USA altimeter is
set in inches of mercury as in a standard day in science, 59F,
29.92 inches of mercury at sea level.
The metric altimeter would be 15C, 1013.2 millibars at sea
level.
If you wish to see a chart that is current on the www. see
this related link below;
Further,
To convert inches of mercury to millibars, multiply the inches
value by 33.8637526
To convert millibars to inches of mercury, multiply the millibar
value by 0.0295301.
Now you can solve for the answer. Oh the abbreviation we use of
Millibars is mb.
The metric unit for pressure is pascals, One millibar is one
hundred pascal.

###### Asked in Weight and Mass, Metric System

### How many kilograms is 1 ton?

It depends what type of ton, there are 3 sorts of tons:
1 metric ton = 1000 Kg exactly
A metric ton is often spelled 'tonne' to distinguish it from the
other types of tons.
1 British ton = 1,016.047 kg (= 2,240 lbs). Also known as a
long ton.
1 US ton = 907.1847 kg (= 2,000 lbs). Also known as a short
ton.
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The answer above is precise, but there are some other
possibilities for "ton" like short US ton, metric ton, British ton,
French ton, Portuguese ton and Spanish ton that may be converted
into kilograms (kg). The question does not precise in which
system the term ton refers to. Here are some of the
possibilities:
1 ton [metric] = 1 000 kg
1 ton [short, US] = 907.18474 kg
1 ton [long, UK] = 1 016.046909 kg
1 ton [France] = 979 kg
1 ton [Portugal] = 793.15 kg
1 ton [Spain] = 919.9 kg
1 t = 1 000 kg

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Metric System

### Is Hector part of the metric system?

Type your answer here... No. Bcz One Hectare (not 'Hector')
=2.471 Acres.1 Acre=43560 Sq.ft area. Foot is a unit of British
system and measurement of length, while in Metric length is
measured in meter (or metre to give it its original & standard
French name). This system is also called SI (System International)
of measurement.
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here are two main systems are implemented in world,they
are:--
1- FPS system----- Foot Pound System (British system).
F=Foot, P=Pound, S=Second
2- CGS system-----SI (International system of measurement)
C=Centimeter , G=Gram, S=Second.
In addition; there was a unit called the HECTARE, an are was 100
square metres,so a hectare (hecto=100) was 10 000square metres.
When the the metric system was rationalised in 1960 to produce the
SI system the are and hectare were dropped in favour of square
metres. A rugby union pitch is roughly one hectare.
The SI system is the metre, kilogram, second.
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The Hectare is still used, in the UK at least, for land
measurement especially in agriculture.
The official system now is the SI (metre, kg, s and a few other
basic units) and their derivatives.

###### Asked in Units of Measure, Length and Distance, Metric System

### What is the metric unit of length?

millimeter, meter, kilometer.... Meter
The SI unit of length is the meter (or metre). The SI system was
once known as the MKS system (for Meter-Kilogram-Second).
Additional information about the Metric System The purpose of the
metric system is to have a single decimal-based unit of measurement
for any and all physical measurements. Meters are used to measure
length and distance, while kilograms are used to measure mass (and
liters are used to measure volume). Seconds are still used to
measure time. The meter. Meters, millimeters, kilometers=
length
grams, milligrams, kilograms= weight or mass
liters, milliliters, kiloliters= volume
It really just depends on what you are measuring weight or mass,
length, or volume.
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grams, kilograms, etc are units for measuring mass, NOT weight.
Weight is measured in Newtons.
centimeter and meter
most common measurements are millimetre (mm), centimetre (cm),
meter (m) and kilometre (km)
10 millimetres = 1 centimetre
10 centimetres = 1 decimetre
10 decimetres = 1 metre
10 metres = 1 decametre
10 decametre = 1 hectometre
20 hectometres = 1 kilometre = 1000 metres
Read more in the related link below
The meter, the word that "metric" comes from. Meter is from an old
word meaning, "Measure".
i dont know the flippin thing
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The metric (SI) unit for length/distance is the meter. Prefixes
will frequently be added to represent more or less distance.
The metre. It is defined as the distance light travels in 1/299 792
458th of a second
The meter, supposed to be one ten-millionth of the distance from
the pole to the equator of the Earth. It actually missed this by a
little, so it's now defined in terms of a certain wavelength of
excited krypton.
The metre is defined in reference to the speed of light. One
metre is the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in
the time period of 1⁄299,792,458 of a second.

###### Asked in Units of Measure, Metric System

### What does 'm' stand for in the metric system?

'm' can mean two things in the metric system.
The first meaning is 'metre' which is a measurement of
length.
If the 'm' stands alone it is metre.
The second meaning is 'milli' which means a thousandth. In this
case 'm' can not stand alone, we need to know what we have a
thousandth of; if it is weight, length or some other thing.
Example: mg means 'milligram', a thousandth of a gram.
Example: mm means 'millimetre', a thousanth of a meter.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Metric System

### Why is the metric system so easy to use?

Because for most things all you need to know is the 10 times
table which, given the fact that we use the decimal system for
counting, means that all you need to know is how and when to move
the decimal point to the left or right. Or, equivalently, change
the prefix for the name of the unit.
With the Imperial system you need to know the tables for
2 Pints to Quarts
3 Yards to Feet
4 Quarts to Gallons
8 Pints to Gallons
12 Inches to Feet
14 Pounds to Stones
16 Ounces to Pounds
20 Fluid Ounces to Pints
and many others.