
There are exactly 1000 m (meters)
in 1 km (1 kilometer)

The Base Unit for LENGTH is meter (m)  
There are 100 cm in the length of 1 m  
There are 1000 mm in the length of 1 m  
A meter is about as long as a baseball bat  
There are exactly 100 m in 1 km 
EXAMINE
YOUR METRIC MEASUREMENT
LEARNING SKILLS
FOR EVERYDAY USE IN AMERICA
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1
kilometer

Remember, kilo
is the prefix meaning
1 000 times as much. 
Longer distances like lakes and rivers are measured in kilometers 

Going
to work or holiday


A car traveling
at 
ROAD
SIGN
DRIVING TIP: 
1 kilometer per hour (km/h) is equal to .6214 miles per hour 

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kilometer


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1 cmณ (1 cubic centimeter) 
filled with water
contains exactly 
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