Measurements

We measure small lengths in cm and mm and large lengths (i.e. distances) m and km. Standard unit of length is ‘Metre’ which is written in short as ‘m’.

1 m length is divided into 100 equal divisions. Each division is known as centimetre and written as ‘cm’. Therefore 1 m = 100 cm.

The largest distance is measured in kilometre. 1 km length is divided into 1000 equal divisions. Each division is termed as metre.

Therefore 1 km= 1000 m.

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