Metric System

By Sarah Burgess

About the Meter

The meter is the most common measurement of length, it is used every where except for three countries, Liberia, Myanmar and the United States of America. The meter got its length by the length it took light to travel for 1/299,792,458 seconds in a vacuum.

Some Measurements of Objects in Meters

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TV

The length of the TV is 72.39 centimeters, 723.9 millimeters, or 0.7239 meters. This object should be measured in centimeters because it is not long enough to measure in meters.
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Desk

The length of the desk is 67.31 centimeters, 0.6731 meters, and 0.0006731 kilometers. This desk should be measured in centimeters because it isn't long enough to measure in meters.
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Speaker

The speakers are15.24 centimeters, 0.0001524 kilometers, and 0.1524 meters. The best unit of measurement for the speaker is centimeters because it is shorter than a meter.