# Metric Conversion

```Kilo
Hecto
Deca
Deci
Centi
Milli
Micro
(1,000)
(100)
(10)
(10)
(100)
(1,000)
(1,000,000)
King
Henry
Died
Unusually
Drinking
Chocolate
Milk
Magically
103 = 1,000
102 = 100
101 = 10
100 = 1
Base Unit
Gram (g)
Liter (l)
Meter (m)
10-1 = 0.1
10-2= 0.01
10-3 = 0.001
10-6 = 0.000001
Kilo is 1,000x
larger than the
unit
Hecto is 100x
larger than the
unit
Deca is 10x
larger than the
unit
Deci is 10x
smaller than the
unit
Centi is 100x
smaller than the
unit
Milli is 1,000x
smaller than the
unit
Micro is
1,000,000x
smaller than the
unit
(1,000)
3 zeros
(100)
2 zeros
(10)
1 zero
Unit
(10)
1 zero
(100)
2 zeros
(1,000)
3 zeros
(1,000,000)
6 zeros
kg: kilogram
kl: kiloliter
km: kilometer
hg: hectogram
hl: hectoliter
hm: hectometer
dag: decagram
dag: decaliter
dam: decameter
g: gram
l: liter
m: meter
dg: decigram
dl: deciliter
dm: decimeter
cg: centigram
cl: centiliter
cm: centimeter
mg: milligram
ml: milliliter
mm: millimeter
μg: microgram
μl: microliliter
μm: micrometer
0.001 kg
5 kl
0.05 km
0.01 hg
50hl
0.5 hm
0.1 dag
500 dal
5 dam
1 gram (g)
5,000 liters (l)
50m
10 dg
50,000 dl
500dm
100 cg
500,000 cl
5,000 cm
1000 mg
5,000,000 ml
50,000 mm
1,000,000 μg
5,000,000,000 μl
50,000,000 μm
UNIT
1. Determine the amount of decimal points you need to move with your conversion. Count the zeros.
2. Determine the direction you need to move the decimal point- Are you moving to the left or right on the chart in the conversion?
3. Simple as counting the zeros and moving the decimal point to the left or right.
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