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This quiz will continue from Easy Conversions [Part 1]. It will help you to become more comfortable with the basic understanding of how the metric system works. Remember, the **metric system** works in base 10 conversions and the measurements for length/distance, mass/weight and volume are **meters, grams** and **liters**.

1.

5,000 *mg* = ___ *g*

0.005

0.05

0.5

5

2.

47 *dag* = ___ *hg*

470

4.7

.47

.047

As we are moving up from 47 decagrams, it is understood that 47 decagrams is the same as 47.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The hectogram is one space up from the decagram so 47.0 becomes 4.7. 47 decagrams (*dag*) equals 4.7 hectograms (*hg*). Answer (b) is the correct answer

3.

70 *hl* = ___ *cl*

700

70,000

700,000

7,000,000

As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are four spaces between a hectoliter and a centiliter so 70 hectoliters (*hl*) equals 700,000 centiliters (*cl*). Answer (c) is the correct answer

4.

1,048 *dam* = ___ *mm*

10,480,000

1,048,000

104,800

10,480

As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are four spaces between a decameter and a millimeter so 1,048 decameters (*dam*) equals 10,480,000 millimeters (*mm*). Answer (a) is the correct answer

5.

6,986 *cm* = ___ *hm*

698.6

69.86

0.6986

0.06986

As we are moving up from 6,986 centimeters, it is understood that 6,986 centimeters is the same as 6986.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The hectometer is four spaces up from the centimeter so 6986.0 becomes 0.6986. 6,986 centimeters (*cm*) equals 0.6986 hectometers (*hm*). Answer (c) is the correct answer

6.

543 *kg* = ___ *dg*

54,300,000

5,430,000

543.000

54,300

As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are four spaces between a kilogram and a decigram so 543 kilograms (*kg*) equals 5,430,000 decigrams (*dg*). Answer (b) is the correct answer

7.

98 *l* = ___ *kl*

980

9.8

0.98

0.098

As we are moving up from 98 liters, it is understood that 98 liters is the same as 98.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The kiloliter is three spaces up from the liter so 98.0 becomes 0.098. 98 liters (*l*) equals 0.098 kiloliters (*kl*). Answer (d) is the correct answer

8.

500 *l* = ___ *ml*

50,000

500,000

5,000,000

50,000,000

As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are three spaces between a liter and a milliliter so 500 liters (*l*) equals 500,000 milliliters (*ml*). Answer (b) is the correct answer

9.

62 *m* = ___ *hm*

0.62

620

6.2

6,200

As we are moving up from 62 meters, it is understood that 62 meters is the same as 62.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The hectometer is two spaces up from the meter so 62.0 becomes 0.62. 62 meters (*m*) equals 0.62 hectometers (*hm*). Answer (a) is the correct answer

10.

86 *g* = ___ *cg*

8.6

860

8,600

86,000

As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are two spaces between a gram and a centigram so 86 grams (*g*) equals 8,600 centigrams (*cg*). Answer (c) is the correct answer

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mg) equals 5 grams (g). Answer (d) is the correct answer