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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Height
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What metric measurement you would use to measure the height of a door?

A door is about 2 meters, but most likely you'd measure in centimeters.

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Weight and Mass
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What is bigger 4000 grams or 5 kg?

5 kg is bigger than 4000 g.

5 kg is equal to 5000 g which is larger than 4000 g.

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What features makes the metric system easy to use?

Coz it uses the decimal system of measurement

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Chemistry
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What SI unit is usually used to express the density?

kg/m3 - kilogramm / cubic meter

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Weight and Mass
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How many kilogram in a g?

1 kg = 1000 g

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Weight and Mass
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Which is greater 1 kg or 850 g?

1 kg is greater than 850 g.

1 kg = 1000 g > 850 g

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Is pint part of the metric system?

No, its an English measurement

Area
Length and Distance
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How many square feet equals one cent?

In India(especially south india), land will be measured in cents.

1 acre = 100 cents.

and

1 acre = 4840 square yards

=> 100 cents = 4840 square yards

=> 1 cent = 48.4 square yards

and 1 square yard = 9 square feet

=> 1 cent = 48.4 * 9 = 435.6 square feet.

there fore,

1 cent = 48.4 square yards

or

1 ground = 5.5 cent

1 ground = 2400 sq ft

Metric System

What is the syllable of metric?

me tric

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Length and Distance
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How many millimeters are in a kilometer?

The prefix 'milli' refers to 1/1000th of the base unit. Therefore there are 1000 millimeters in a meter.

'Kilo' refers to 1000, so there are 1000 meters in a kilometer.

Multiply the two (1000x1000) and you get the answer: 1,000,000 millimeters in a kilometer.

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Length and Distance
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How much does 1 meter stick equal in decimeters?

1 meter = 10 decimeters.

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Weight and Mass
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How many kg is in a g?

0.001Kg = 1g 1000g = 1Kg

Science
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What is the Si unit of sound?

Decibels

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Volume
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How many pints is equal 2 liters?

2 litres = 3.51950652 Imperial pints

This depends on what you mean by pint. A pint from the US is equivalent to 473ml, and a pint from the UK is equivalent to 568ml.

Using US pints 2 litres is 4.23 pints.

Using UK pints 2 litres is 3.52 pints.

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When did the US Congress authorize the use of the Metric System?

In 1866 the use of the metric system was first authorized.

In 1968 the US Congress authorized a 3 year study into the adaptation of the newer metric system, the result of which did recommend switching one of the more important reasons being international trade. In 1975 the Metrics Conversion Act was pased by Congress and the US Metric Board was established.

However, there was no timetable agreed upon in the Metrics Conversion Act for the adaptation of the new system which in practice meant it was done on a voluntary basis. A general lack of interest among the public, despite campaigns, eventually resulted in a failure.

In 1988 US Congress tried it again with the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act which stated that the Federal Government had the responsibility to assist small businesses in the, again, voluntary conversion. Even though a implementation date was set (1992), adaptation of the metric system again failed, this time very likely because the private sector was not mandated to use it.

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Chemistry
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The volume of a shape in the metric system is stated in terms of?

Volume is stated in terms of the cube of some linear unit: cubic meters, cubic centimeters, etc.

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Cooking Measurements
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What do twenty decimeters equal?

1 decimetre = 0.1 metres, so 20 decimetres = 0.1 * 20 = 2.0 metres

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Volume
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What is the metric unit used for measuring volume?

dm3 or litre

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The volume unit in SI is the cubic metre (m3).

The litre (L or l) is only an "accepted" unit in SI; 1 m3 = 1 000 L.

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Philippines
Metric System

When did the Philippines adopted the use of metric system?

Short history on Philippine metrication:

Pre-1858 Measurement systems in Philippines reflects diversity of regional inhabitants.

~1858 Spain adopts metric system and introduces the metric system to the Philippines.

~1865 Philippine monetary system shifts to decimal.

~1905 Philippines lightly shifts to English system introduced by USA.

8/29/1916 Philippines adopts metric system after Philippine Autonomy Act signed.

1916-1975 Various measurement systems employed with metric system being prominent.

1/1/1975 Date set for sole metric system use via Presidential Decree No. 187.

7/16/1975 Presidential Decree No. 748 amends PD No. 187 to extend metrication efforts.

1/1/1983 Philippines officially adopts the metric system via Batas Pambansa Bilang 8.

4/13/1992 Philippine use of metric system reinforced via Republic Act 7394.

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