Examples of Units of Measure
Date: 04/15/2001 at 19:00:19 From: Kristen Subject: Physical examples of units of measure I need help visualizing certain units of measure. For example, What are some physical things that represent these units of measure? 1 centimeter 1 meter 1 square foot 1 square centimeter 1 square meter 1 cubic foot 1 cubic yard 1 milliliter 1 gram 1 kilogram Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kristen
Date: 04/16/2001 at 10:39:42 From: Doctor N Brooke Subject: Re: Physical examples of units of measure Thanks for writing to Dr. Math, Kristen. 1 centimeter is about the diameter of a dime. 1 meter is a little longer than a yard, or the distance from sternum to outstretched fingertip on an adult. 1 square foot is about the size of most floor tiles. 1 square centimeter is about the size of a dime. A 24-pack of soda is a little bit bigger than a cubic foot. A cubic yard is 27 cubic feet. Most refrigerators hold about a cubic yard. There are 15 drops in a milliliter. That's almost a teaspoon full of water. Large paperclips weigh close to 1 gram. Two cans of soda weigh about 1 kilogram. I hope this helps. Feel free to write back any time. - Doctor N Brooke, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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