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MEASUREMENT OF MASS OR WEIGHT

__Measurement of Mass/Weight -__

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Conversion of Units of Mass/Weight -**

**The standard unit
for measuring mass is gram (g). Kilogram (kg) is the commonly used unit for measuring weights
of heavy objects such as weight
of a boy, table, etc.**

**1 kg = 1000 g**

**Milligram (mg) is
the commonly used unit for measuring weights of very light objects such as an alpin, ornaments, etc.**

**1 g = 1000 mg**

**Kilogram (kg),
hectogram (hg), and decagram (dag) are the units of weight bigger than gram (g).**

**1 kg = 1000 g**

**1 hg = 100 g**

**1 dag = 10 g**

**Decigram (dg), centigram (cg) and milligram (mg) are the units of weight smaller than gram.**

**1 g = 10 dg**

**1 g = 100 cg**

**1 g = 1000 mg**

**To convert
a lower unit into a higher unit [like
decigram (dg) to gram (g), centigram (cg) to
gram (g), etc.], we have to divide
by 10 or 100 or 1000 etc. and to convert a higher unit into a lower
unit [like kilogram (kg) to gram
(g), hectogram (hg), to gram (g), 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 Mass/Weight is shown
as follows:**