## Metric Primer |

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Metric Primer: A Text-Book for Beginners, with Folding Chart and Scholar's ... American Metric Bureau No preview available - 2014 |

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### Common terms and phrases

Bangor call this square centar centi for hundredth centigram centiliter centimeter long cents a kilo cents the kilo cubes or cubic cubic deci cubic decimeter cubic meter cubic millimeter deci for tenth decigrams deciliter decimal fractions decimal system decimeter long dekaliter dekameters wide denomination Divide one side edge equal EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE five meters gram halves and doubles hektar of land hekto for hundred hektogram hektoliter holds a cubic hundred meters kilo for thousand kilogram kiloliter kilometers layers learner measure next greater measure next smaller measures and weights meter wide meters long Metric System milligram milliliter nine sq pile rows of square saying deci seven thousand side to side six decimeters six meters square centimeters square decimeter compare square dekameters square hektometer square meters square millimeters sugar surface measure ten dekameters thick thousand meters thousandth Three decimeters three sq volume width write six sq write the length

### Popular passages

Page 21 - ... prescription paper being regarded by the pharmacist as representing grams, unless the contrary is expressly stated; the fractions are always decimal. The table is easily learned. It consists of six words, as prefixes, whether we deal with grams, liters, or meters. These are: deci for tenth, centi for hundredth, milli for thousandth; deka for ten, hekto for hundred, kilo for thousand. Having these few words, the terms of troy, avoirdupois, and apothecaries' weight, and of liquid measure, may be...

Page 11 - Ten mills make one cent; ten cents make one dime; ten dimes make one dollar; ten dollars make one eagle.

Page 11 - That is, ten units make one ten, ten tens make one hundred, ten hundreds make one thousand, and so on.

Page 13 - The Meter is the base of the system, and is the one tenmillionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to either pole, or 39.37079 inches.

Page 42 - An apothecary uses, from a glass holding a cubic decimeter of distilled water, one cubic centimeter every hour. How much does he use in 12 hours ? How many cubic centimeters are left?

Page 46 - Wilt you repeat the table of measure of capacity ? 10 milliliters (ml.) make 1 centiliter, el. 10 centiliters make 1 deciliter, dl. 10 deciliters make 1 liter, 1. 10 liters make 1 dekaliter, Dl. 10 dekaliters make 1 hektoliter, III.

Page 25 - If a train of cars runs 60 Km. an hour, what distance does it run in 24 hours?

Page 46 - If a milkman sells 50 liters of milk to one customer, 25 liters to another, 10 liters to a third, a double liter to a fourth, and a half-liter to a fifth, how much does he sell to all?

Page 42 - At $2.00 a ster, what would be the value of the wood in the yard?