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If you are on this quiz, hopefully you have already taken the *Metric System - Review of the Basics* quiz. If you have not done that quiz, please do go and check it out as it will be a great refresher of the very basics of the metric system and how it works. It also contains a reminder of a standard phrase to remember in order to remember the metric list of kilo to milli.

It is important to memorize the metric system listing because it is the foundation that will help you to convert from one measurement to the next.

Briefly, the metric system measurements include **meters** that are related to the measurement of length or distance, **grams** that are related to the measurement of mass and/or weight and, finally, **liters** that are related to the measurement of volume.

In converting from one measurement to the next you will need to move spaces up or down to find your answer, adding the appropriate zeros “0” to either the right or the left of the base number and, if necessary, a decimal point.

Again, if you have not taken the earlier metric quiz, you will probably want to do that first before moving forward. However, if you feel that you are ready to start converting, then look at the following 10 metric measurements and convert them by finding the correct answer.

1.

3,200 *cm* = ____ *hm*

3.200 *hm*

.0320 *hm*

.3200 *hm*

.000032 *hm*

2.

75 *kg* = ______ *mg*

75,000,000 *mg*

75,000 *mg*

7,500,000 *mg*

750,000 *mg*

As we are starting at the base unit of 75 kilograms and we need to convert to milligrams, we must move down the metric list. There are six spaces between the kilogram and the milligram, therefore, six zeros need to be added to the right of the base number making the answer 75,000,000 *mg*. Answer (a) is the correct answer

3.

94 *kg* = _____ *dag*

940 *dag*

9,400 *dag*

.94 *dag*

9.4 *dag*

As we are starting at the base unit of 94 kilograms and we need to convert to decagrams, we must move down the metric list. There are two spaces between the kilogram and the decagram, therefore, two zeros need to be added to the right of the base number making the answer 9,400 *dag*. Answer (b) is the correct answer

4.

500 *cm* = _____ *km*

.00500 *km*

.500 *km*

50,000,000 *km*

500,000 *km*

As we are starting at the base unit of 500 centimeters and we need to convert to kilometers, we must move up the metric list. There are five spaces between the centimeter and the kilometer. This tells us that the decimal point will need to be moved five spaces to the left, i.e., 500 *cm* is the same as saying 500.0 *cm* and when we move the decimal point five spaces to the left it will now become .00500 *km* or .005 *km*. Answer (a) is the correct answer

5.

270 *cm* = _____ *dam*

270,000 *dam*

27,000 *dam*

.270 *dam*

.000270 *dam*

As we are starting at the base unit of 270 centimeters and we need to convert to decameters, we must move up the metric list. There are three spaces between the centimeter and the decameter. This tells us that the decimal point will need to be moved three spaces to the left, i.e., 270 *cm* is the same as saying 270.0 *cm* and when we move the decimal point three spaces to the left it will now become .270 *dam*. Answer (c) is the correct answer

6.

4,567 *dg* = ____ *dag*

45,670 *dag*

4.567 *dag*

45.67 *dag*

.4567 *dag*

As we are starting at the base unit of 4,567 decigrams and we need to convert to decagrams, we must move up the metric list. There are two spaces between the decigram and the decagram. This tells us that the decimal point will need to be moved two spaces to the left, i.e., 4,567 *dg* is the same as saying 4567.0 *dg* and when we move the decimal point two spaces to the left it will now become 45.67 *dag*. Answer (c) is the correct answer

7.

981 *g* = _____ *kg*

9.81 *kg*

98.1 *kg*

.0981 *kg*

.981 *kg*

As we are starting at the base unit of 981 grams and we need to convert to kilograms, we must move up the metric list. There are three spaces between the gram and the kilogram. This tells us that the decimal point will need to be moved three spaces to the left, i.e., 981 *g* is the same as saying 981.0 *g* and when we move the decimal point three spaces to the left it will now become .981 *kg*. Answer (d) is the correct answer

8.

93 *hl* = ___ *cl*

9,300,000 *cl*

930,000 *cl*

93,000 *cl*

.0000930 *cl*

As we are starting at the base unit of 93 hectoliters and we need to convert to centiliters, we must move down the metric list. There are four spaces between the hectoliter and the centiliter, therefore, four zeros need to be added to the right of the base number making the answer 930,000 *cl*. Answer (b) is the correct answer

9.

13 *l* = ____ *ml*

13,000 *ml*

1,300 *ml*

.130 *ml*

130 *ml*

As we are starting at the base unit of 13 liters and we need to convert to milliliters, we must move down the metric list. There are three spaces between the liter and the milliliter, therefore, three zeros need to be added to the right of the base number making the answer 13,000 *ml*. Answer (a) is the correct answer

10.

3 *dal* = ____ *ml*

300 *ml*

3,000 *ml*

30 *ml*

30,000 *ml*

As we are starting at the base unit of 3 decaliters and we need to convert to milliliters, we must move down the metric list. There are four spaces between the decaliter and the milliliter, therefore, four zeros need to be added to the right of the base number making the answer 30,000 *ml*. Answer (d) is the correct answer

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cmis the same as saying 3200.0cmand when we move the decimal point four spaces to the left it will now become .3200hmor .32hm. Answer (c) is the correct answer