# Thread: conversion - simple metric unit

1. ## conversion - simple metric unit

what does it mean?

2. Originally Posted by kate
what does it mean?
Conversion: You are changing from one unit to another, as in "convert 254 cm into m."

Simple metric unit: Usually refers to a "base" unit; one that refers to a quantity of length, mass, time, or charge. Typical examples are the meter (m), kilogram (kg), seconds (s), and Coulombs (C). Different unit systems use different sets of base units.

-Dan

3. ## thanks

hi dan
thanks so much - i get it now
kate