 Mass Metres, litres, kilograms

1 a . The kilogram.
The base unit of mass is the kilogram.
The base unit of mass is defined as the mass of one litre of water contained in a cubic decimetre.
The kilogram is the mass of  one litre of pure water at 4ºC. A cylinder with such a mass was made from an alloy of platinum and iridium. Since then, this cylinder has been the universal mass standard.
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 You can see the level of the containing water by dragging the pointer up on the container.

1 b . Multiples and submultiples of the kilogram.

The base unit of mass is the kilogram; it isn't the gram, for that reason the hectogram, decagram and the gram are submultiples of the kilogram.

The multiple of the kilogram is the metric tonne, which is 1000 kilograms.
A cubic metre of pure water weighs a tonne.

 Name of the unit Symbol kilogram base unit kg submultiples hectogram equals 0.1 kilograms hg decagram equals 0.01 kilograms dag gram equals 0.001 kilograms g decigram equals 0.0001 kilograms dg centigram equals 0.00001 kilograms cg milligram equals 0.000001 kilograms mg
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 Here, the units are out of order, you have to put them in descending order by dragging them to the top.    Eduardo Barbero Corral Spanish Ministry of Education. Year 2007 