hey I need help on how to do scaling and proportion in centimeter, millimeter and kilometers... Help me please
hey I need help on how to do scaling and proportion in centimeter, millimeter and kilometers... Help me please
The metric system is based on tens. This makes it easy to convert between various units once you know what the prefix means (the part before -meter).
kilometer (km) = 1000 meters
centimeter (cm) = 0.01 meters (or 100 cm = 1 meter)
millimeter (mm) = 0.001 meters (or 1,000 cm = 1 meter)
The following is a list of prefixes from largest to smallest:
Kilo, Hecto, Deka, X, Deci, Centi, Milli
The X stands for the base unit (in this case meters). Each shifts by a factor of 10.
0.001 km = 0.01 hm = 0.1 dam = 1 m = 10 dm = 100 cm = 1000 mm
You can memorize the order by remembering: "King Henry Died - Drinking Chocolate Milk."
If you have a specific problem, I'd be happy to provide an example.