Common Metric Conversions

  1. Kilo
    • Abbreviation: k
    • Meaning: 103
    • Example: 1m = 0.001km (or) 1 x 10-3 km
  2. Deci
    • Abbreviation: d
    • Meaning: 10-1
    • Example: 1m = 10dm (or) 1 x 101 dm
  3. Centi
    • Abbreviation: c
    • Meaning: 10-2
    • Example: 1m = 100cm (or) 1 x 102 cm
  4. Milli
    • Abbreviation: m
    • Meaning: 10-3
    • Example: 1m = 1,000mm (or) 1 x 103 mm
  5. Nano
    • Abbreviation: n
    • Meaning: 10-9
    • Example: 1m = 1,000,000,000nm (or) 1 x 109 nm
  6. Pico
    • Abbreviation: p
    • Meaning: 10-12
    • Example: 1m = 1,000,000,000,000pm (or) 1 x 1012 pm
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Common Metric Conversions
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