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    Post Wanted: Metric System Examples

    I'm doing a math project on the metric system where I need 100 examples of the following:

    - millimeters
    - centimeters
    - meters
    - kilometers

    - milliliters
    - liters
    - kiloliters

    - milligrams
    - grams
    - kilograms

    It's 100 items in total, and I would just like a couple of ideas to start off with. I know that you can measure anything in centimeters and such in theory, but it has to be appropriate for that item. (Like you can't say to measure a football field in millimeters.)

    I'll be grateful for any examples that you can provide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellogoodbye View Post
    I'm doing a math project on the metric system where I need 100 examples of the following:

    - millimeters <<< small insects, coins, small screws or nuts, small fruits, ...
    - centimeters <<< furniture, boxes and parcels, parts of a corpse (finger, nose, hair,...) length of animals, length of vehicles, ...
    - meters <<< buildings, trees, length of trains of ships of planes, height of mountains, ...
    - kilometers

    - milliliters
    - liters
    - kiloliters <<< in Germany this is called a cubic meter, but there exists hektoliter (hl) which is used to measure large quatities of wine, beer or milk.

    - milligrams
    - grams
    - kilograms

    It's 100 items in total, and I would just like a couple of ideas to start off with. I know that you can measure anything in centimeters and such in theory, but it has to be appropriate for that item. (Like you can't say to measure a football field in millimeters.)<<<<<< why not? Of course it's unusual but you can do it!

    I'll be grateful for any examples that you can provide.
    I have to hurry now - maybe I'm back later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earboth View Post
    I have to hurry now - maybe I'm back later.
    Haha, thanks. (:

    And it is possible, it just wouldn't make much sense. :P
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