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Metric Mass


Mass – the amount of matter in an object.

Kilogram (kg) – basic unit of mass in the metric system and is represented by lowercase kg.

Standard:  One kilogram is equal to the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept by the BIPM at Sevres, France.

Metric Units
Kilogram (kg)
Gram (g)
Milligram (mg)

1 kilogram = 1000 grams
1 gram = 1000 miligrams

Instruments Used to Measure Mass
Triple Beam Balance

triple beam balance

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