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MEASUREMENT OF LENGTH

**Measurement Of Length -**

**Meter (m) is the
standard unit for measuring length. Kilometer (km) is the commonly used unit
for measuring larger
lengths such as distance between
two cities.**

** 1 km = 1000 m**

**Centimeter (cm)
is the commonly used unit for measuring small lengths such as length of a pencil.**

** 1 m = 100 cm**

**Further,
kilometer (km), hectometer (hm) and decameter (dam) are other units of length bigger than metre (m).**

** 1 dam = 10 m**

** 1 hm = 100 m **

** 1 km
= 1000 m**

**Similarly,
decimeter (dm), centimeter (cm) and millimeter (mm) are the units of length smaller
than meter (m).**

** 1 m = 10 dm**

** 1 m = 100 cm**

** 1 m = 1000 mm**

**Conversion of Units of
Length -**

**To convert a lower unit into a higher unit [like
decimetre (dm) to metre (m), centimetre (cm)
to metre (m), etc.], we have to divide by
10 or 100 or 1000 etc. and to convert a higher unit into a lower unit [like kilometre (km) to metre (m), hectometre
(hm) to metre (m), etc.], we have to multiply by 10 or 100 or 1000 etc. We
also know that division by 10, 100, 1000, etc. is done by shifting the decimal
point to the left of the given number and multiplication
by 10, 100, 1000, etc. is done by shifting the decimal point to the right of
the given number.**

**Conversion of units of Length is shown as
follows:**