millimeter


Definition of Millimeter

  • A millimeter is a metric unit of length.

More About Millimeter

  • Millimeter is used for measuring very small objects.
  • Millimeter is abbreviated as mm.
  • 10 millimeter (mm) = 1 centimeter (cm)
  • 10 centimeter cm = 1 decimeter (dm)
  • 10 decimeter (dm) = 1 meter (m)
  • 1 dekameter (dam) = 10 meters (m)
  • 1 hectometer (hm) = 10 dekameter (dam)
  • 1 kilometer (km) = 10 hectometer (hm)

Example of Millimeter

  • The value of each small division is 1 mm.

Solved Example on Millimeter

Measure the length of the strip to the nearest millimeter.



Choices:
A. 80 mm
B. 70 mm
C. 75 mm
D. 8 mm
Correct Answer: B
Solution:
Step 1: The scale shown for measuring the strip is a centimeter scale.
Step 2: Each division in the centimeter scale is 1 mm. [1 cm = 10 mm.]
Step 3: The strip in the given figure is measuring 7 cm.
Step 4: 7 cm = (7 × 1) cm = (7 × 10) mm = 70 mm [Convert cm to mm.]
Step 5: So, the length of the strip to the nearest millimeter is 70 mm.

Related Terms for Millimeter

  • Dekameter
  • Hectometer
  • Kilometer
  • Length
  • Measure
  • Meter
  • Metric System
  • Millimeter
  • Multiple
  • Unit