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Meter is the base of the system, and is the one tenmillionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to either pole, or 39.37079 inches.
Fish's Arithmetic Number Two: Oral and Written, Upon the Inductive Method - Page 302
by Daniel W. Fish - 1883 - 352 pages

## The Rudiments of Written Arithmetic: Containing Slate and Black-board ...

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...

## Robinson's Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of ...

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...

## The National Arithmetic on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and ...

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),...

## New Elementary Arithmetic: Embracing Mental and Written Exercises for ...

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...

## Ray's New Higher Arithmetic: A Revised Edition of the Higher Arithmetic

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,...

## Fish's Arithmetic Number One[-two]: Oral and Written ..., Volume 2

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...

## Robinson's Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of ...

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...

## The Assayer's Manual: An Abridged Treatise on the Docimastic Examination of Ores

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....