The reading of mass measurements follows the same procedure applied to linear measurements. Examples:
Read the following measurement: 83,731 hg.
Read "83 Hg and 731 Decigrams".
Read the measurement: 0.043g.
It reads "43 milligrams".
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
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 kgNext: Transforming Units