Metric Units of Length

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 Table of contents Summary of metric units of distance What is the distance? How big are metric units of distance? Converting larger units to smaller units Converting smaller units to larger units

## What is the distance?

• Distance measures length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.
• In the metric system of measurement, the most common units of distance are millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers.

## How big are metric units of distance?

• A paper clip is about 1 millimeter thick.
• A fingernail is about 1 centimeter wide.
• The length of a guitar is about 1 meter.
• A kilometer is equal to 1000 meters. It is a little over half of a mile.

## Converting larger units to smaller units

1 centimeter = 10 millimeters
1 meter = 100 centimeters
1 meter = 1,000 millimeters
1 kilometer = 1,000 meters
To convert larger units to smaller units we multiply the number of larger units by the green conversion factor for the appropriate smaller units.
Example: Converting meters to centimeters:
1 meter = 100 centimeters
11 meter = 11 x 100 = 1100 centimeters

## Converting smaller units to larger units

1 millimeter = 1/10 centimeter
1 centimeter = 1/100 meter
1 meter = 1/1,000 kilometer
To convert smaller units to larger units we divide the number of smaller units by the purple conversion factor for the appropriate larger units.
Example: Converting meters to kilometers:
1 meter = 1/1,000 kilometer
7 m = 7/1000 = 7 ÷ 1000 = 0.007 km

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