Application of Metric System - The Metric System is considered a more simplified form of measurement. It is used in track and field events. Contestants run a race based on Meters. They might race for 1,500 meters instead of a mile. In measuring the weight of gem stones, one carat weighs 200 millligrams. in the U S, the metric system is used by the government in Geodectic Surveys and in tariffs operations. Radio stations use it in defining the wave lengths which are assigned to them. Scientists use the metric system in measuring many things from the atom to cosmic rays.

Metric Table

• The gram measures weight.

• The liter measures capacity.

 thousands hundreds tens basic unit tenths hundredths thousandths 1000 100 10 1 0.1 0.01 0.001 kilo- hecto- deca- Meter GramLiter deci- centi- milli-

References

1. Beiser, A. (1988). Physical Science (2nd Edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill
2. (Ref #2 - from internet) http://.wiki.answers.com
3. (Ref #3 - from book, - World Book Encyclopedia Volumne 13 Pg 360
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