Worksheet: Converting Length: Metric Units

In this worksheet, we will practice converting units of length within the metric system, such as millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, meters and kilometers using whole numbers only.

Q1:

Convert 10,000,000 centimeters to kilometers.

  • A 10 km
  • B 100,000 km
  • C 100 km
  • D 1,000 km

Q2:

Fill in the blanks: 1 , 1 2 8 . 7 = m k m .

Q3:

To convert from kilometers to centimeters, first multiply by to convert to meters, then multiply by to convert to centimeters.

  • A 1 0 0 0 , 100
  • B 1 0 0 0 , 1 0 0 0
  • C100, 100
  • D100, 10
  • E100, 1 0 0 0

Q4:

To convert from millimeters to kilometers, first divide by to convert to meters and then divide by to convert to kilometers.

  • A10, 100
  • B100, 1 0 0 0
  • C 1 0 0 0 , 1 0 0 0
  • D100, 100
  • E 1 0 0 0 , 100

Q5:

Convert 9 centimeters to millimeters.

  • A 900 mm
  • B 90,000 mm
  • C 9,000 mm
  • D 90 mm

Q6:

Fill in the blanks: 1 1 . 6 = m m c m .

Q7:

Convert 2,200 centimeters to meters.

  • A 22,000 m
  • B 22 m
  • C 220 m
  • D 220,000 m

Q8:

Convert 1 4 of a meter to centimeters.

  • A 2.5 cm
  • B 0.25 cm
  • C 25 cm
  • D 250 cm

Q9:

Convert 71,000 meters to kilometers.

  • A 7,100 km
  • B 710 km
  • C 71,000,000 km
  • D 71 km

Q10:

The distance between two cities is 28,655 meters. Round this distance to the nearest kilometer.

  • A 28.7 km
  • B 28 km
  • C 29 km
  • D 286 km
  • E 30 km

Q11:

Convert 37 meters to millimeters.

  • A 3,700 mm
  • B 370,000 mm
  • C 37,000 mm
  • D 370 mm

Q12:

Convert 89 kilometers to centimeters.

  • A 890,000 cm
  • B 890 cm
  • C 8,900,000 cm
  • D 8,900 cm

Q13:

How many centimeters are there in 0.53 km?

Q14:

How many millimeters are there in 0.55 km?

Q15:

Write in meters: 1 2 + 2 7 8 . k m m

  • A 283 m
  • B 778 m
  • C 328 m

Q16:

A highway is 76.9 km long. Express its length in meters.

Q17:

The length of a table is 5 meters. Write its length in centimeters.

Q18:

A tree is 4 meters tall. How many centimeters tall is the tree?

Q19:

Arrange in descending order: 2 , 4 3 7 , 1 1 , 1 9 , 6 . c e n t i m e t e r s m e t e r s m e t e r s k i l o m e t e r s

  • A 19 metres, 2,437 centimetres, 6 kilometres, 11 metres
  • B 11 metres, 19 metres, 2,437 centimetres, 6 kilometres
  • C 2,437 centimetres, 6 kilometres, 11 metres, 19 metres
  • D 6 kilometres, 2,437 centimetres, 19 metres, 11 metres

Q20:

Order these measurements from greatest to least: 0 . 9 6 , 8 9 , 5 1 6 . 8 , 4 3 1 , 0 0 0 . k m c m m m

  • A 89,516.8 cm, 0.96 km, 431,000 mm
  • B 431,000 mm, 89,516.8 cm, 0.96 km
  • C 0.96 km, 431,000 mm, 89,516.8 cm
  • D 0.96 km, 89,516.8 cm, 431,000 mm

Q21:

Arrange the following in ascending order: 4 8 , 5 2 1 2 , 0 2 1 4 , 6 6 7 4 . c e n t i m e t r e s , m e t r e s , m e t r e s , k i l o m e t r e s

  • A 4,667 metres, 4 kilometres, 2,021 metres, 48,521 centimetres
  • B 2,021 metres, 4 kilometres, 4,667 metres, 48,521 centimetres
  • C 4 kilometres, 4,667 metres, 48,521 centimetres, 2,021 metres
  • D 48,521 centimetres, 2,021 metres, 4 kilometres, 4,667 metres

Q22:

Madison bought 4 metres of cloth to make a dress. She used 386 centimetres. How many centimetres of cloth are left?

Q23:

Express 3 meters in centimeters.

Q24:

Write in metres: 300 centimetres.

Q25:

Fill in the blanks: 1 . 9 = m m m .

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