Chuck Oates

OCCC APPM 1313

12 February 2007

 

 

 

 

Metric Prefix Examples / Equivalences

 

Prefix, Abbreviation and Quantity

Equivalences for
Meters (m)

Equivalences for
Grams (g)

Equivalences for Liters (L)

mega:       M      1,000,000

1 Mm  =   1,000,000 m

1 Mg   =   1,000,000 g

1 ML =    1,000,000 L

kilo:          k          1,000

1 km      =   1,000 m

1 kg       =    1,000 g

1 kL       = 1,000 L

hecto:      h              100

1 hm       =       100 m

1 hg       =       100 g

1 hL       =    100 L

deka:       da               10

1 dam    =         10 m

1 dag     =         10 g

1 daL     =      10 L

(one)       ( )                 1

1 m         =           1 m

1 g         =           1 g

1 L         =         1 L

deci:         d              1/10

1 dm      =       1/10 m

10 dm    =           1 m

1 dg       =        1/10 g

10 dg     =           1 g

1 dL       =    1/10 L

10 dL     =         1 L

centi:       c             1/100

1 cm       =      1/100 m

100 cm  =           1 m

1 cg       =      1/100 g

100 cg   =           1 g

1 cL       =   1/100 L

100 cL   =         1 L

milli:         m          1/1,000

1 mm      =   1/1,000 m

1,000 mm =           1 m

1 mg       =    1/1,000 g

1,000 mg =            1 g

1 mL       = 1/1,000 L

1,000 mL  =         1 L

micro:  mc (μ) 1/1,000,000

1 μm    = 1/1,000,000 m

1,000,000 μm =           1 m

1 mcg =  1/1,000,000 g

1,000,000 mcg =   1 g

1 μL = 1/1,000,000 L

1,000,000 μL =   1 L