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MSFGN2001: Make measurements and calculations


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Now that we've covered the main terms used in the metric system and looked at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages, it's time to apply these principles to some workplace calculations.

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In this section, we'll start with measurements of length, and work up to volume calculations for three dimensional shapes.

We'll also talk about methods of checking angles.

And we'll introduce some of the measuring instruments used in laying floor coverings and discuss ways of making sure that the measurements you take with them are reliable and accurate.

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Completing this section

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Once you have completed this section you'll be ready to do the assignment set for this unit. You'll find the link to the assignment in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Length

  • Area

  • Angles

  • Volume

  • Avoiding errors.

These lessons will provide background information that will help you with the integrated assessments you undertake when you complete other units in your course.

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