How to Convert Units in the Metric System


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Convert 10,000 m into km. Use 1,000 m/km as your conversion factor.

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1. Convert 5,300 km into m. Use 1,000 m/km as your conversion factor.

2. Convert 19 L into mL. Use 1,000 mL/L as your conversion factor.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding the design of the metric system makes conversion a snap, and this quiz and worksheet will make sure you know the fundamentals. You'll have to know how to order the prefixes from largest to smallest, use the base of 10, and solve conversion examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will have to convert the following types of problems:

  • Kilometers to millimeters
  • Centigrams to grams

Skills Practiced

These assessments will test these skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice conversion problems
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding the number of meters in a kilometer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which amounts are larger and smaller

Additional Learning

The related lesson titled How to Convert Units in the Metric System is available to help you master this topic. You will learn about:

  • Metric system prefixes
  • When to divide and when to multiply by ten
  • Moving the decimal