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1. The total running length of each clip should
2. Only one SI unit should be featured per clip.
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The seven base SI units are:
1. Meter(m)—length,used for measuring the distance between things
2. Second(s)—time, there are 60 of them in a minute
3. Ampere(A)—an amount of electric current, quite shocking
4. Candela(cd)—brightness, the amount of useful light (light humans can see by) an object emits
5. Kelvin(K)—temperature, this unit tells you how hot or cold something is
6. Kilogram(kg)—mass, a measure of the amount of matter an object has, related to, but not the same as, weight
7. Mole(mol)—an Avogadro's number's worth of "entities," like a chemist's, as opposed to a baker's, dozen (One mole of something has 6.022 x 1023 atoms or molecules.)
For more exacting definitions, see the NIST reference on constants, units, and uncertainty.