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Reading length measurements


The length measurements can be read using the unit table. Examples:

Read the following measurement: 15,048 m.

Practical sequence:

1º) Write the unit chart:

kmhmdammdmcmmm

2) Put the number in the unit table, locating the last digit of the whole part under its respective.

km

hmdammdmcmmm
15,048

3º) Read the whole part accompanied by the unit of measurement of its last digit and the decimal part accompanied by the unit of measurement of its last digit.

15 meters and 48 millimeters

Another examples:

6.07 km (reads "six kilometers and seven decimeters")
82.107 dam (reads "eighty-two decimeters and one hundred and seven centimeters")
0.003 m (reads "three millimeters")

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