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"Milimetri și decametri"

Translation:Millimeters and decameters

December 21, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jh963

Are decametres frequently used in Romania?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lixmage

Again, deca is hardly used for anything across the whole of Europe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renardo_11

Austrians buy food (sausage, cheese, etc) by decagrams, and also use them in kitchen recipes. They call them simply “Deka” (in German), omitting the “grams” (-gramm).

I assume you have a different notion of the whole of Europe than I have. ☺ Certainly yours is more universal, since there are a couple of European countries I haven't been to.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JesseKuipe1

It isn't very useful either - 70 m is less characters than 7 dam.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinSmith777042

All this Si stuff leaves me dry - I need 5.68 decilitres!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gene947760

Yeah, I've never heard of a decametre before and I've been around for a long time ,


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenYoung84

How many decayears?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skain00

Americans be like wHaTs A dEcAmEtRe XD Niqqa it's literally 10 metres. You just add a prefix on the main unit and you get multiples and submultiples. Here's some of the multiples: Deca = 10 (from greek δέκα, déka, "ten"), Hecto = 100 (from εκατόν, ekatón, "one hundred"), Kilo = 1000 (from χίλιοι, khíloi, one thousand; that's why you write 1K), Mega = 1000000 (1M), Giga = 1 billion (as in GB, gigabyte, that's a billion bytes) and many more after this that are not really that important.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L_O_U_S

Technically, they exist, but aren't used.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

What's the difference between a "decimeter" and a "decameter"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paeonia001

1 decimeter = 0.1 meters (1/10 x 1 meter). 1 decameter = 10 meters (10 x 1 meters).

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