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What units in the metric system would you use to measure each of the following quantities?
(a) Distance from Los Angels to New York
(b) Your waist measurement
(c) Width of a hair
(d) Your height

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    I think the idea here is for you to become accustomed to metric units. So let me give you some conversions and you can eyeball them and answer your question. There are about 80 kilometers in 50 miles or about 1.6 km/mile.
    For smaller distances, my waist is about 34 inches and there are about 2.54 cm in 1 inch.
    A hair is very small. 1 mm = about 0.039 inches
    There are about 3 meters in a yard (3 feet)

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    There are about 3 meters in a yard (3 feet)

    I think DrBob meant there is about 1 meter in a yard.

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    The united states emitted 19.5 million of nitrogen oxides (NO) into the atmosphere in 1987. One metric ton (1) equals 1,000 kg. How any kilograms of NO were enutted to the united states during 1987?

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