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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 **K**ing **H**enry **D**oesn’t **U**sually **D**rink **C**hocolate **M**ilk, 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*

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

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mg) equals 2.795 grams (g) and/or it equals 2 grams (g) 795 milligrams (mg). Answer (d) is the correct answer