# Current Affairs 3rd Class

## Notes - Measurements

Category : 3rd Class

Measurements

1. Length is measured in metres. One metre is divided into 100 centimetre and one centimetre is divided into 10 millimetres.

1. Very long distances are measured in kilometres.

1. Ruler, metre rod and measuring tape are some devices used to measure length.

1. 1 kilometre = 1000 metres

1 metre = 100 centimetres

1 centimetre =10 millimetres

1. Weight is measured in grams and kilograms.

1. Balance or weighing machine are used to easure weights.

1. 1 kilogram = 1000 grams

1 gram = 100 milligrams.

1. Time is measured in hours, minutes and seconds. Clocks and watches are used to measure time.

1. 1 hour = 60 minutes

1 minute = 60 seconds

1. Temperature tells us how hot or cold a body is. Thermometer is used to measure it.

1. Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius \[[{}^\circ C]\] or degrees Fahrenheit \[[{}^\circ F]\].

1. Clinical thermometers are used to measure body temperature. It has readings from \[35{}^\circ C\]to \[42{}^\circ C\]. The body temperature of a normal person is \[37{}^\circ C\] or \[98.6{}^\circ F\].

1. Volume is measured in litres and millilitres.

1 litre = 1000 millilitres

1. Measuring cylinders, cans, bottles, etc., are used to measure volume.

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