# The Metric System - G6 - Passing Grade 85% - Due By Midnight 9/9

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• 1.

### 1.5 km = _______ m

• A.

.015

• B.

.00015

• C.

150

• D.

1500

D. 1500
Explanation
The correct answer is 1500 because 1 kilometer is equal to 1000 meters. Therefore, to convert 1.5 kilometers to meters, we multiply 1.5 by 1000, which gives us 1500 meters.

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• 2.

### 6 m = ___________cm

• A.

6

• B.

600

• C.

.06

• D.

.006

B. 600
Explanation
To convert meters to centimeters, you need to multiply the given value by 100. In this case, multiplying 6 meters by 100 gives us 600 centimeters.

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• 3.

### 333 cm = 3.33

• A.

Dm

• B.

Km

• C.

M

• D.

Mm

C. M
Explanation
The given answer "m" is correct because 333 cm is equal to 3.33 meters.

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• 4.

### 1 m = ___________

• A.

100 cm

• B.

1000 cm

• C.

.001 cm

A. 100 cm
Explanation
One meter is equal to 100 centimeters.

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• 5.

### The metric system is based upon what number?

• A.

5

• B.

3

• C.

10

• D.

25

C. 10
Explanation
The metric system is based on the number 10. This means that all measurements in the metric system are based on powers of 10. This makes conversions between different units of measurement much simpler, as you only need to move the decimal point to the left or right to change the size of the unit. For example, there are 1000 millimeters in a meter, 100 centimeters in a meter, and 10 millimeters in a centimeter. This base-10 system is widely used around the world and is considered to be more logical and easier to use than other systems based on different numbers.

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• 6.

### "Kilo" means...

• A.

1000x

• B.

100x

• C.

10x

• D.

5x

A. 1000x
Explanation
The term "kilo" is a prefix in the metric system that denotes a multiplication factor of 1000. Therefore, when "kilo" is used as a prefix, it means that the quantity is multiplied by 1000.

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• 7.

### "Centi" means...

• A.

100x

• B.

1/10

• C.

1/100

• D.

10x

C. 1/100
Explanation
The prefix "centi-" in the metric system denotes a factor of 1/100. Therefore, "centi" means 1/100.

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• 8.

### 500km = ____________hm

5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000m
Explanation
The answer is 5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000m because all of these expressions represent the same value of 5000 meters. The question is asking for the conversion from kilometers to hectometers, but since there is no specific conversion factor given, we can assume that the answer is still in meters.

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• 9.

### ________kL = 3400L

3.4, 3.40, 3.4kL
Explanation
The given equation shows that 1 kiloliter (kL) is equal to 1000 liters (L). Therefore, when converting from kL to L, we need to multiply the given value by 1000. In this case, 3.4kL is equal to 3.4 multiplied by 1000, which is 3400L. The other two options, 3.4 and 3.40, are already given in liters and do not require conversion.

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• 10.

### The smartest boy was born on 12/12/12. His brain size was estimated to be 200kg, his brain size in grams is

200,000, 200000, 200,000grams, 200000grams, 200000g, 200,000g
Explanation
The correct answer is 200,000 grams, 200000 grams, 200,000g, 200000g, 200000g, 200,000g. This is because the question states that the smartest boy's brain size was estimated to be 200kg. To convert kg to grams, we multiply by 1000. Therefore, 200kg is equal to 200,000 grams.

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• 11.

### 145 mm = ________m

• A.

.0145

• B.

1.45

• C.

145,000

• D.

0.145

D. 0.145
Explanation
To convert millimeters to meters, we need to divide the given value by 1000 since there are 1000 millimeters in a meter. Therefore, 145 mm is equal to 0.145 meters.

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• 12.

### What is the metric unit for measuring mass or weight?

• A.

Foot

• B.

Pound

• C.

Kilogram

• D.

Ounce

C. Kilogram
Explanation
The metric unit for measuring mass or weight is the kilogram. The kilogram is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI) and is used worldwide. It is defined as the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. The kilogram is commonly used in scientific and everyday applications to measure the mass or weight of objects.

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• 13.

### What is the metric unit for measuring length?

• A.

Inch

• B.

Meter

• C.

Foot

• D.

Yard

B. Meter
Explanation
The metric unit for measuring length is the meter. The meter is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI) and is used worldwide as the standard unit for measuring distances. It is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The meter is a more precise and universally accepted unit compared to the other options provided, such as inch, foot, and yard, which are commonly used in non-metric systems of measurement.

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• 14.

### 5mL = _________L

0.005, 0.005L, .005
Explanation
The given question asks to convert 5mL to liters. The correct answer options are 0.005, 0.005L, and .005. These options represent the same value, which is 0.005 liters. Since 1 liter is equal to 1000 milliliters, to convert milliliters to liters, we divide the value by 1000. Therefore, 5mL is equal to 0.005 liters.

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• 15.

### 500kL = ____________hL

5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000L
Explanation
The given question is asking for the equivalent of 500kL in hL. The prefix "k" represents kilo, which means 1000. Therefore, 500kL is equal to 5000hL.

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• 16.

### 1,500 cg  = _____________150 kg

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "1,500 cg = 150 kg" is false. The conversion from centigrams (cg) to kilograms (kg) requires dividing by 10,000. Therefore, 1,500 cg is equal to 0.15 kg, not 150 kg.

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• 17.

### 15 cm = 1.5 mm

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "15 cm = 1.5 mm" is false. This is because 15 cm is equal to 150 mm, not 1.5 mm. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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• 18.

### 6250 mL= _____________L

6.25, 6.250, 6.25L
Explanation
The given question asks for the conversion of 6250 mL to liters. The correct answer options provided are 6.25, 6.250, and 6.25L. These options represent the correct conversion of 6250 mL to liters, which is 6.25 L. The additional option of 6.250 is also correct as it represents the same value with a different decimal format. The option of 6.25L is also correct as it represents the value in liters with the unit of measurement included.

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• 19.

### What is the metric unit for measuring volume?

• A.

Liter

• B.

Pound

• C.

Kilogram

• D.

Ounce

A. Liter
Explanation
The metric unit for measuring volume is the liter. It is a unit of measurement used to quantify the amount of space occupied by a substance or object. One liter is equal to 1000 milliliters, and it is commonly used for measuring liquids and gases. The other options, pound, kilogram, and ounce, are units of measurement for weight, not volume.

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• 20.

• A.

Meter

• B.

Pound

• C.

Kilogram

• D.

Gram