Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Measurement - 9.3 Measuring Weight and Temperature - Exercise Set 9.3: 55

Answer

gram

Work Step by Step

We consider the best weight for measuring the weight of a given object. We want to use a unit that gets us a normal-sized number, for using big numbers like 1,000,000 or small numbers like .0001 can be inconvenient. Considering a tablespoon of salt, the gram is the best unit of measure to express the weight of it.
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