What is a unit of measure?
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Measurement units help us compare the size, weight and length of objects. When measuring, it is important to use the right unit of measure. Converting measurement units is a process of changing one unit of measure to another.
Converting Measurement Units
Unit of Measure: A unit of measure is a standard quantity used to measure a particular type of quantity. Conversion Factor: A conversion factor is a number used to convert one set of units into another. Accuracy: Accuracy is the degree of exactness with which something is measured.
The oldest known measurement system dates back 4,500 years and was used by the Ancient Egyptians. The metric system was created in France in 1799. The mile was originally defined as 1,000 double steps taken by Roman soldiers.
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