These are some of the things that we measure in everyday living.
* time
* distance or length
* speed
* temperature
* area
* money
* mass
* volume
* capacity
To measure quantities like this, units of measurement are required. The system of units
we use in Australia is called the metric system. Calculations in metric
system is easy, because they are based on powers of 10 just like in our decimal system.
The following units are most commonly used and it is important to remember their
symbols(or shortened form).
Units in blue are standard units.
Remember !
To convert small units into large units you
divide. ( ÷ )
To convert large units to small units you multiply. ( × )
In Engineering and in Sciences, we use very larger units as well as very
smaller units. Here are the some of the prefixes and the symbols and their values.
