Give a metric unit of measurement that would be most suitable for measuring

Class 1, Metric system, Unit Analysis 0 Questions on Final Exam

  1. Give a metric unit of measurement that would be most suitable for measuring:

The mass of a bicycle.

The thickness of a trash bag.

The amount of blood in the human body.

The thickness of a cell phone.

The length of paper towels in a roll.

The amount of shampoo you use for one shower.

How far you can drive with one liter of gas.

The amount of ibuprofen in a pain pill.

The amount of protein you should eat each day.

The width of the Naugatuck River.

  1. Give something that would have a measurement of:

750 cm

5.0 x 104 cm3

2.5 g

0.15 m

7.5 x 10-2 L

5,000 mL

25 mm

275,000 m

450 cc

7.5 kg

2.0 x 109 µg

2.5 x 10-4 km

  1. Write the following numbers in scientific notation:



  1. Write the following numbers in decimal form:

3.25 x 107

2.05 x 10-5

  1. Perform the indicated operations:

(1.58 x 105) + (4.87 x 106)

(3.14 x 10-5) – (8.02 x 10-7)

(4.25 x 1022) x (8.04 x 10-11)

2.14 x 10-12

7.02 x 10-8

  1. Carry out the following conversions.

618.2 kg to grams

1.64 ml to liters

3.35 x 102 km to m

0.00897 Mg to µg

2.62 x 105 mL to ML

2.01 x 10-4 mm to nm

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126 g butter

3 eggs

1700 mg chocolate pieces

384 g sugar

274 mL flour

0.15 kg walnuts

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25°C to °F

-35°F to °C

223°C to K

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