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Mass measurement reading


The reading of mass measurements follows the same procedure applied to linear measurements. Examples:

  • Read the following measurement: 83,731 hg.

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83,731

Read "83 Hg and 731 Decigrams".

  • Read the measurement: 0.043g.

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0,043

It reads "43 milligrams".

Important Relationships

We can relate mass measurements to volume and capacity measurements. So for the pure water (distilled) at a temperature of 4ºC The following equivalence is valid:

1kg 1dm3 1L

The relationships also apply:

1m3 1 Kl 1t

1cm3 1ml 1g

Note:

For large masses, we can also use the following special units:

1 at sign = 15 kg

1 ton (t) = 1,000 kg

1 megaton = 1,000 t or 1,000,000 kg

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