| Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1877 - 212 pages
...and measures is based upon the decimal scale. 199. The Meter is the base of the system, and is the **one ten-millionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to** either pole, or 39.37079 inches. 200. From the Meter are made the Are (air), the Stere (stair), the... | |
| Horatio Nelson Robinson, Daniel W. Fish - Arithmetic - 1877 - 374 pages
...based upon the decimal scale. 483. The Meter is the base of the system, and is the owe ten millionth **part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to** either pole, or 39.37079 inches. From the Meter are made the Ar (are), the Liter (leeter), and the... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1878 - 468 pages
...others are derived, are : — The METER, which was intended to be, and is nearly, one ten-millionth **of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the** pole. The SQUARE METER, which is the square whose side is one meter ; and the ARE (pronounced air),... | |
| Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1879 - 238 pages
...dfic'i, cfn'ti, and mll'li. MEASURES OF LENGTH. 223. The Meter, the unit of length, is one ten-millionth **of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the** pole. Why is the Metric System so called? How are the names of the higher denominations formed? Of... | |
| Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1880 - 420 pages
...system is based, and is also the unit of length. It is 39.37043 inches long," which is very nearly **one ten-millionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the** pole, as measured on the meridian through Paris. REMARK. — The standard meter, a bar of platinum,... | |
| Daniel W. Fish - Arithmetic - 1883 - 348 pages
...being 26 in., the bung diam. 31 in. ? METRIC SYSTEM. 488. The metric system, of weights and measures is **based upon the decimal notation. 489. The meter is...system has three standard units ; viz., the me'ter** (mee' ter) or unit of length, the li'ter (lee'terj, 01 unit of capacity or volume, and the gram, or... | |
| Horatio Nelson Robinson - 1888 - 372 pages
...based upon the decimal scale. 483. The Meter is the base of the system, and is the one ten millionth **part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to** either pole, or 89.87079 inches. From the Meter are made the Ar (are), the Liter (leeter), and the... | |
| Bruno Kerl - Assaying - 1889 - 404 pages
...unit. The meter is a measure of length, and was intended to be, and is, very nearly one ten-millionth **of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the** pole. It is 39.37 inches, very nearly. 'The are is & surface equal to a square whose side is 10 meters.... | |
| Henry Bartlett Maglathlin - Arithmetic - 1893 - 234 pages
...dCc'i, cfin'ti, and mll'li. MEASURES OF LEN0TH. 223. The Meter, the unit of length, is one ten-millionth **of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the** pole. , * Table. 10 millimeters {"""•) 10 centimeters, 10 decimeters, 10 meters, 10 dekameters, 10... | |
| Henry B. Maglathlin - 1894 - 370 pages
...LENGTH. 233. The Meter, the principal unit for the measure of length, is very nearly one ten-millionth **of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the** poles. Table. 10 millimeters ("""O are 1 centimeter, (cm.) 10 centimeters, 1 decimeter, 10 decimeters,... | |
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