Comparing Metric Length

The metric system has prefix modifiers that are powers of 10.

  • A kilometer is 1000 meters
  • A hectometer is 100 meters
  • A decameter is 10 meters
  • A meter is the basic unit of length
  • A decimeter is 1/10 meter
  • A centimeter is 1/100 meter
  • A millimeter is 1/1000 meter

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Comparing Metric Lengths


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