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All measurements need a value as well as a unit of measurement. All physical units of measurement can be broken down to a few component parts such as meters for length, seconds for time or kilograms for mass.
Read this worksheet to see how complex physical units are built from basic components. From this you can better understand what the units represent, and check if a calculation has been made properly.

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What's next... Units, prefixes and conversions