# 3.8: Appropriate Decimal Units for Metric Measurement

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Centimeter

A centimeter is a very small unit of metric measure. A centimeter is one hundredth of one meter.Kilometer

A kilometer is a common metric unit of length that is equal to 1,000 meters.Length

Length is a measurement of how long something is. Examples of customary units of length are inches, feet, yards and miles.Meter

A meter is a common metric unit of length that is slightly larger than a yard.Metric System

The metric system is a system of measurement commonly used outside of the United States. It contains units such as meters, liters, and grams, all in multiples of ten.Millimeter

A millimeter is the smallest common metric unit of length.### Image Attributions

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Choose appropriate decimal units to express various metric measurements.

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Oct 29, 2012
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