# 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### How deep is 1 meter? One metre is 3 feet 3.37 inches. If you are standing in a water 1 metre deep you would not drown, it would come somewhere around waist height.

### How far is 55 meters? that would be 55 meters, how far did you think it would be, 180 feet(US) or 60 yards or possibly 2165 inches?

### In the metric system the prefix centi- means what? Centi- means one hundredth, for example there are 100 centimetres in a metre and there are 100 centilitres in a litre.

### 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.

### 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

### 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

### 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.

### 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. ______ 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

### 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. T 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. +++ 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.

### 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. * * * * * 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 -------------------------------------------- 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.

### 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.

### For what reason did the French Academy of Science create the metric system? == == the main attempt was to create a system that can be used internationally as a standard for weight, distance, volume and temperature. this would unite the scientific community and the commercial endeavours

### 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.