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The metric system is a system of measurement used throughout the world.

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In this video you will learn the basics of the metric system.

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Hello welcome to MooMooMath where we upload a new math video everyday.

Today I would like to talk about the metric system

The metric system is a system of measurement used throughout the world, and the scientific community.

It is based on tens, and can be easy to use.

Let’s begin with some basic units of measurement.

Lets start with seven frequently used units of the metric system.

Starting at the left and moving to the right, we have,

Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base Unit, Deci, Centi, Milli

Starting at the base unit, and moving to the left, the deka would have a value of 10 , hecto a value of 100’s, and a kilo a 1000.

Next, if you start at the base and move to the right a deci is 1/10,centi is 1/100, and milli is 1/1000

Now let’s talk about the base units.

There are three main base units, and they give you a clue as to what is being measured. A meter is used for length, a liter for volume, and a gram for measuring mass.

All three of these base units are related.

A meter is 1/10 millionth the distance from the North Pole to the equator, on a meridian that passes through Paris.

If you take this distance and divide it into 10 million small units, you have a meter.

If you divide the meter into 10 equal parts you have 10 decimeters. If you divide a decimeter in tenths you have created a centimeters. If you divide the centimeter into 10 small parts you have a millimeter.

On the other hand, if you have 1000 meters you have 1 kilometer.

A liter is the volume of one cubic decimeter.

You can see how they are related.

A liter the volume of one decimeter.

Again you can subdivide the liter into a centiliter which is 1/10 of a liter.

A gram is equal to the mass of 1 cubic centimeter of water.

Finally let’s look at one more example of how the metric system works.

If you measure a distance of 5 kilometers this will be equal to 50 Hectometers, 500 dekameters, 5000 meters, 50,000 decimeters,500,000 centimeters, 5,000000 millimeters

One nice characteristic of the metric system is how easy it is to convert from one unit to another.

I have created another video on how to convert within the metric system.

Hope this helps, and MooMooMath uploads a new Math video everyday.

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http://www.moomoomathblog.com/2015/12/understanding-metric-system.html

In this video you will learn the basics of the metric system.

Transcript

Hello welcome to MooMooMath where we upload a new math video everyday.

Today I would like to talk about the metric system

The metric system is a system of measurement used throughout the world, and the scientific community.

It is based on tens, and can be easy to use.

Let’s begin with some basic units of measurement.

Lets start with seven frequently used units of the metric system.

Starting at the left and moving to the right, we have,

Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base Unit, Deci, Centi, Milli

Starting at the base unit, and moving to the left, the deka would have a value of 10 , hecto a value of 100’s, and a kilo a 1000.

Next, if you start at the base and move to the right a deci is 1/10,centi is 1/100, and milli is 1/1000

Now let’s talk about the base units.

There are three main base units, and they give you a clue as to what is being measured. A meter is used for length, a liter for volume, and a gram for measuring mass.

All three of these base units are related.

A meter is 1/10 millionth the distance from the North Pole to the equator, on a meridian that passes through Paris.

If you take this distance and divide it into 10 million small units, you have a meter.

If you divide the meter into 10 equal parts you have 10 decimeters. If you divide a decimeter in tenths you have created a centimeters. If you divide the centimeter into 10 small parts you have a millimeter.

On the other hand, if you have 1000 meters you have 1 kilometer.

A liter is the volume of one cubic decimeter.

You can see how they are related.

A liter the volume of one decimeter.

Again you can subdivide the liter into a centiliter which is 1/10 of a liter.

A gram is equal to the mass of 1 cubic centimeter of water.

Finally let’s look at one more example of how the metric system works.

If you measure a distance of 5 kilometers this will be equal to 50 Hectometers, 500 dekameters, 5000 meters, 50,000 decimeters,500,000 centimeters, 5,000000 millimeters

One nice characteristic of the metric system is how easy it is to convert from one unit to another.

I have created another video on how to convert within the metric system.

Hope this helps, and MooMooMath uploads a new Math video everyday.

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Thanks for the feedback. I used meter, liter, and gram as base units. I didn't mean they were the official SI units. I was trying to make the point the suffix in the metric unit provides clues to what you are measuring. Sorry for any confusion. Below are the official SI units. Also, a centiliter is not 1/10 of a liter but 1/100. Sorry for the error.

Length Meter m

Mass Kilogram kg

Temperature Kelvin K

Time Second s

Amount of Substance Mole mol

Electric Current Ampere I

Luminous Intensity Lumen Iv

It is indeed liter, it sinply depends on your country. In Germany we use Liter, and that is Fine. Whether you use the english litre/ liter depends on wether you are using AE/ BE. And deka and hector are used, but not as frequently

Actually it is litre and not liter... if you are going to standardize, at least standardize on the spelling. And just seconds into this video it became confusing and non educational because it talks about divisions or multipliers that are NOT used anywhere. Hecto? Deka? Come on! You should take this video down and redo it properly IMHO. No wonder Americans get confused!

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That's a lot easier than I thought it be

Thanks from us Americans.

This makes no sense. Lol #KEEPAMERICAGREAT🇺🇸💪🏻

It sure does to me

"No one uses deka/hecto/deci" True, but it makes understanding the metric system easiest with them, for with them in place everything can be divided or multiplied by 10. Once you've mastered the metric system you can simply forget about those three.

Thanks for sharing, it was useful n well made video

It's Maths by the way. Not Math.

What? I'm lost

Thanks for this but please learn to pronounce "especially'. There's no x in especially.

Thanks for the feedback. Hope the video was helpful.

One cl is 1/100 of a liter and not 1/10th.

Plz make video on converting metric system

I feel as though the imperial system is much easier, I'll stick to what is practical

Great explaination :)

i love you guy thank you so much

Thanks for the kind words

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It is nice😃😊😘

Thanks

It helps, trying to teach myself metric since it's not used in the US

Yes metric is really a great system

Math questions cool

In my feelings

You are overcomplicating the metric system and maybe even discouraging Americans to learn it!

Thanks for the feedback