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Study Guide Answers

1.     The metric system was introduced by which country? a.) England b.) France c.) Australia d.) Germany
     b) France
2.     The United States is the only country in the world that has not fully adopted the metric system.True or false?
     true
3.     Name four commonly used basic units of measurement in the metric system.
     the gram, liter, the meter, and the degree Celsius
4.     What are six common prefixes that are used in the metric system?
     mili-, centi-, deci-, deka-, hecto-, kilo-
5.     The prefixes are all units of what number?
     ten
6.     What is the difference between mass and weight?
     Weight is measured in terms of the amount of gravity present, while mass is not.
7.     Which is the most reasonable estimate for the width of a dime? a.) one centimeter b.) one millimeter c.) one dekameter
     b
8.     How many degrees Celsius are between the temperature of frozen water and boiling water?
     100 C
9.     Which unit is larger, a centimeter or a meter?
     A meter is larger than a centimeter.
10.     In converting centimeters to meters, would you multiply or divide? Why?
     Divide. You are changing to a larger unit.
11.     How many meters are in 600 centimeters?
     6 meters
12.     Which expression is correctly written? Why? a). 5000 km b.) 5,000 km
     a) The metric system does not use commas in the numeric values.
13.     Which of these makes correct use of the hyphen? Why? a.) the doorway is 3-meters wide b.) the doorway is 3-m wide
     a) Never use a hyphen with a symbol
14.     Which of the following is correct? Why? a.) CG b.) cg c.) Cg d.) cG
     b) Unit symbols are written in lower case letters
15.     Which of the following is correct? a.) kl b.) kL c.) ml d.) cL e.) all of the above f.) none of the above
     e) all of the above
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