Units for Measuring Length

Units for measuring length are discussed here.

We know that the standard unit of length is ‘Meter’ which is written in short as ‘m’.

A meter length is divided into 100 equal parts.

Each part is named centimeter and written in short as ‘cm’.

Thus, 1 m = 100 cm and 100 cm = 1 m

The long distances are measured in kilometer. This kilometer equals to 1000 meters. The kilometer is written in short as km.

1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m) and 1000 m = 1 km

The different units of length and their equivalents are given here:

1 kilometer (km)           

1 Hectometer (hm)  

1 Demetre (dcm)  

1 Meter (m)

1 Decimeter (dm)   

1 Centimeter (cm)   

= 10 Hectometers (hm) = 1000 m

= 10 Decathletes (dcm) = 100 m

= 10 Metres (m)

= 10 Decimeters (dm) = 100 cm = 1000 mm

= 10 Centimetres (cm)

= 10 Millimetres (mm)


Mostly we use Kilometer (km), Meter (m) and Centimeter (cm) as the units of length.

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