Greetings! Tim’s Printables is the place to be if you’re looking for free high quality printables for work, school, or home. The freebie for this webpage is a printable centimeter ruler. If you need a ruler but can’t find one around the house, this download will save you a trip to the store. In fact, in some ways, this printable centimeter ruler is better than a plastic or metal one. A plastic ruler doesn’t bend, but a paper ruler bends just like a tape measure, allowing you to measure curved surfaces. The paper ruler is available in both color and black and white. Select the one that’s best for you.
Since most browsers have the ability to open PDF files, I’ve saved the printable centimeter ruler in PDF format. When printing, don’t choose the “Scale to Fit” option in your printer settings. Otherwise your ruler will not be to scale.
About the Metric System
Here’s some useful facts about the Metric System:
1. The Metric System was introduced by France in 1799.
2. The metric system is also known as the “International System of Units,” of “SI”
3. The fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units is the Meter. (Metre)
4. Since 1983 the meter has been defined as “The length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.)
5. One centimeter = 0.393701 inch (in.)
6. One inch = 2.54 centimeters (cm)
7. The Metric System is used by all nations of the world except Burma, Liberia and the United States.
8. In the United States the metric system is widely used in the areas of science, military, and industry.
9. A centimeter = 1/100th of a meter
10. The circumference of the Earth at the equator is about 40,075 kilometers.