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# INFORMATION ABOUT THE METRIC SYSTEM AND UNITS

## The Metric System of Measurement

 category units and metric relationship length 10 millimetres [mm] = 1 centimetre 10 centimetres [cm] = 1 decimetre 10 decimetres [dm] = 1 metre 10 metres [m] = 1 decametre 10 decametres [dam] = 1 hectometre 10 hectometres [hm] = 1 kilometre 1000 metres [m] = 1 kilometre [km] area 100 square mm = 1 square cm 10 000 square cm = 1 square metre 100 square metres = 1 are 100 ares = 1 hectare 10 000 square metres = 1 hectares 100 hectares = 1 square kilometre 1 000 000 square metres = 1 square kilometre Volume 1000 mm3 = 1 cm3 1000 cm3 = 1 dm3 1000 dm3 = 1 m3 1 000 000 cm3 = 1 m3 Capacity 10 millilitres = 1 centilitre 10 centilitres = 1 decilitre 10 decilitres = 1 litre 1000 litres = 1 m3 Mass 1000 grams = 1 kilogram 1000 kilograms = 1 tonne Note: The difference between volume and capacity is there for historical reasons only
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