# The Metric SySTEM - G6h - Passing Grade 90% - 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 when converting kilometers to meters, you multiply by 1000. Therefore, 1.5 km is equal to 1500 m.

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• 2.

### 6 m = ___________cm

• A.

6

• B.

600

• C.

.06

• D.

.006

B. 600
Explanation
The correct answer is 600. To convert meters to centimeters, you need to multiply the number of meters by 100. In this case, 6 meters multiplied by 100 equals 600 centimeters.

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• 3.

### 333 cm = 3.33

• A.

Dm

• B.

Km

• C.

M

• D.

Mm

C. M
Explanation
The given conversion is from centimeters (cm) to meters (m). To convert cm to m, we divide the value by 100. Therefore, 333 cm is equal to 3.33 m.

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• 4.

### 1 m = ___________

• A.

100 cm

• B.

1000 cm

• C.

.001 cm

A. 100 cm
Explanation
The given question is asking for the equivalent value of 1 meter. The correct answer is 100 cm. This is because there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter.

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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 upon the number 10. This means that it uses a decimal system of measurement, where each unit is a multiple or fraction of 10. This makes conversions between different units of measurement much simpler, as you only need to move the decimal point. For example, there are 100 centimeters in a meter and 1000 meters in a kilometer. This base of 10 allows for easy and consistent calculations in scientific and everyday measurements.

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• 6.

### "Kilo" means...

• A.

1000x

• B.

100x

• C.

10x

• D.

5x

A. 1000x
Explanation
"Kilo" is a prefix derived from the Greek word "khilioi" which means "thousand". In the metric system, it is used to denote multiplication by 1000. Therefore, "Kilo" means 1000x.

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• 7.

### "Centi" means...

• A.

100x

• B.

1/10

• C.

1/100

• D.

10x

C. 1/100
Explanation
The prefix "centi-" is derived from the Latin word "centum" meaning "hundred." In the metric system, it represents a factor of 1/100 or dividing by 100. Therefore, "centi" means 1/100.

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• 8.

### 500km = ____________hm

5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000m
Explanation
The correct answer is 5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000m. This is because 1 kilometer (km) is equal to 1000 meters (m), and 1 hectometer (hm) is equal to 100 meters. Therefore, to convert from kilometers to hectometers, we multiply by 10 (since there are 10 hectometers in a kilometer). In this case, 500 km would be equal to 5000 hm.

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• 9.

### ________kL = 3400L

3.4, 3.40, 3.4kL
Explanation
The given equation states that 1 kiloliter (kL) is equal to 3400 liters (L). Therefore, 3.4, 3.40, and 3.4kL all represent the same volume, which is 3400 liters. The decimal forms 3.4 and 3.40 simply represent the volume in liters, while 3.4kL represents the volume in kiloliters.

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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 any of the options provided: 200,000, 200000, 200,000grams, 200000grams, 200000g, 200,000g. These options all represent the same value, which is the brain size of the smartest boy in grams. The question states that his brain size was estimated to be 200kg, and since there are 1000 grams in a kilogram, we can convert 200kg to grams by multiplying it by 1000. Therefore, the brain size in grams is 200,000.

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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). It is used worldwide for measuring the mass of objects and 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.

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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 meter. The meter is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI) and is used to measure distances. It is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The meter is widely used around the world for scientific, industrial, and everyday measurements.

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• 14.

### 5mL = _________L

0.005, 0.005L, .005
Explanation
The given question asks for the conversion of 5mL to liters. The answer options provided are 0.005, 0.005L, and .005. All three options represent the same value, which is 0.005 liters. This is because 1 liter is equal to 1000 milliliters. Therefore, to convert milliliters to liters, we divide the given value by 1000. In this case, 5 divided by 1000 equals 0.005 liters.

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• 15.

### 500kL = ____________hL

5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000L
Explanation
The answer is 5000, 5,000, 5 thousand, 5 x 1000, 5000L because all these expressions represent the same quantity of liquid, which is 5000 kiloliters.

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• 16.

### 1,500 cg  = _____________150 kg

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The given statement is false. 1,500 cg is not equal to 150 kg. To convert centigrams to kilograms, we need to divide 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 incorrect. It is not possible for 15 cm to be equal to 1.5 mm because 1 cm is equal to 10 mm. Therefore, 15 cm would be equal to 150 mm, not 1.5 mm. Hence, the correct answer is False.

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• 18.

### 6250 mL= _____________L

6.25, 6.250, 6.25L
Explanation
The correct answer is 6.25, 6.250, 6.25L because 6250 mL is equal to 6.25 L. The decimal point is placed after the first digit, which is 6, and there are no other significant figures after it. Therefore, the correct way to represent 6250 mL in liters is 6.25 L. The additional options of 6.250 and 6.25L are also correct representations, as they both accurately indicate the value of 6250 mL in liters.

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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 liter. The liter is a unit of volume in the metric system and is used to measure the capacity of liquid substances. It is commonly used in scientific and everyday contexts for measuring the volume of liquids such as water, milk, or gasoline. The liter is equivalent to 1000 milliliters or 0.001 cubic meters.

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• 20.

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

• A.

Meter

• B.

Pound

• C.

Kilogram

• D.

Gram

A. Meter
Explanation
The metric unit for measuring length is the meter. The meter is the standard unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The meter is commonly used in scientific and everyday measurements of length.

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