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Measurement - The Metric System - Moderate Conversions (Part 2)

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Measurement - The Metric System - Moderate Conversions (Part 2)

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If you feel comfortable with the basics of the metric system, then you are ready to move forward to a little bit of a challenge. However, before you tackle this quiz, please be sure to try the Moderate Conversions [Part 1] quiz first as it will give you the foundation and practice that you will need in order to do this quiz. If that has been completed, then let’s move forward to metric conversions that are just a little more challenging.

Remember, the metric system is a form of measurement that works in base 10 conversions. It includes length/distance, mass/weight and volume known as meters, grams and liters. To convert in the metric system you will need to either move upward or downward on the metric list (i.e., kilo through milli).

In order to do the next ten moderate metric problems, remember the little phrase King Henry Doesn’t Usually Drink Chocolate Milk, and begin to find the correct metric conversion.
1.
2,795 mg = ___ g ___ mg
279 g 0.5 mg
279 g 5 mg
27 g 95 mg
2 g 795 mg
As we are moving up from 2,795 milligrams, it is understood that 2,795 milligrams is the same as 2795.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The gram is three spaces up from the milligram so 2795.0 becomes 2.795. 2,795 milligrams (mg) equals 2.795 grams (g) and/or it equals 2 grams (g) 795 milligrams (mg). Answer (d) is the correct answer
2.
8 hm 251 cm = ___ cm
80,251 cm
8,025.1 cm
802,510 cm
8,025,100 cm
As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are four spaces between a hectometer and a centimeter so 8 hectometers (hm) equals 80,000 centimeters (cm) plus we have 251 centimeters (cm). 80,000 cm + 251 cm = 80,251 cm. Answer (a) is the correct answer
3.
333 g = ___ hg ___ g
33 hg 3 g
3 hg 0.33 g
3 hg 33 g
3 hg 3.3 g
As we are moving up from 333 grams, it is understood that 333 grams is the same as 333.0. 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 two spaces up from the gram so 333.0 becomes 3.33. 333 grams (g) equals 3.33 hectograms (hg) and/or it equals 3 hectograms (hg) 33 grams (g). Answer (c) is the correct answer
4.
10 km 10 m = ___ m
100,100 m
10,010 m
1,001 m
100.1 m
As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are three spaces between a kilometer and a meter so 10 kilometers (km) equals 10,000 meters (m) plus we have 10 meters (m). 10,000 m + 10 m = 10,010 m. Answer (b) is the correct answer
5.
263 dm 2 mm = ___ mm
26,302 mm
2,630.2 mm
263,020 mm
2,630,200 mm
As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are two spaces between a decimeter and a millimeter so 263 decimeters (dm) equals 26,300 millimeters (mm). 26,300 mm + 2 mm = 26,302 mm. Answer (a) is the correct answer
6.
212 l = ___ hl ___ l
21 hl 2 l
0.2 hl 12 l
21 hl .2 l
2 hl 12 l
As we are moving up from 212 liters, it is understood that 212 liters is the same as 212.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The hectoliter is two spaces up from the liter so 212.0 becomes 2.12. 212 liters (l) equals 2.12 hectoliters (hl) and/or it equals 2 hectoliters (hl) 12 liters (l). Answer (d) is the correct answer
7.
999 dag 59 dg = ___ dg
999.59 dg
9,995.9 dg
99,959 dg
999,590 dg
As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are two spaces between a decagram and a decigram so 999 decagrams (dag) equals 99,900 decigrams (dg). 99,900 dg + 59 dg = 99,959 dg. Answer (c) is the correct answer
8.
5,111 mg = ___ g ___ mg
511 g 1 mg
5 g 111 mg
51 g 11 mg
5 g 1.11 mg
As we are moving up from 5,111 milligrams, it is understood that 5,111 milligrams is the same as 5111.0. Moving up we must move the decimal point over one space to the left for each space we go up the metric list. The gram is three spaces up from the milligram so 5111.0 becomes 5.111. 5,111 milligrams (mg) equals 5.111 grams (g) and/or it equals 5 grams (g) 111 milligrams (mg). Answer (b) is the correct answer
9.
68 hm 597 mm = ___ mm
6,800,597 mm
680,059.7 mm
68,005.97 mm
6,800.597 mm
As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are five spaces between a hectometer and a millimeter so 68 hectometers (hm) equals 6,800,000 millimeters (mm). 6,800,000 mm + 597 mm = 6,800,597 mm. Answer (a) is the correct answer
10.
100 kg 55 g = ___ g
1,000.55 g
10,005.5 g
1,000,550 g
100,055 g
As we are moving down the metric list we will be adding zeroes “0”. There are three spaces between a kilogram and a gram so 100 kilograms (kg) equals 100,000 grams (g) plus we have 55 grams (g). 100,000 g + 55 g = 100,055 g. Answer (d) is the correct answer
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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