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# What is the metric system and what is it used for?

Updated: 6/5/2024

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14y ago

Hope this helps

metric system works in 10s 100s or 1000s here is a rough overview

10 mm equals 1 centimetre

100 centimetre equals 1 metre also 1000 millimetres equals 1 metre

1000 metres equals a kilometre

the metric system also works on volume as well 1 cubic metre equals 1000 litres

10 cms cubed is 1 litre

Hope this helps

try wikipedia site

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system

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The metric system is a system of measurement used worldwide that is based on units of ten. It is used for measuring length, weight, volume, temperature, and other quantities. It provides a standardized and consistent way to communicate and compare measurements across different countries and disciplines.

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