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Basics of Matrics
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  Metric System Basics  Metric System ã The metric system is based on a base unit that corresponds to a certain kind of measurement ã Length = meter ã Volume = liter ã Weight (Mass) = gram ã Prefixes plus base units make up the metric system  – Example: ã Centi + meter = Centimeter ã Kilo + liter = Kiloliter  Metric System ã The three prefixes that we will use the most are:  – kilo  – centi  – milli kilo hecto deca Base Units meter gram liter deci centi milli  Metric System ã So if you needed to measure length you would choose meter as your base unit  – Length of a tree branch ã 1.5 meters  – Length of a room ã 5 meters  – Length of a ball of twine stretched out ã 25 meters
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