Metric Prefixes

Metric Prefixes are “labels” that can be placed in front of base units. 

Metric Prefix Multipliers

Whenever using the metric prefix chart, remember that “1” is associated with the metric prefix. 

Example: Convert the following to the desired units. 

16.33 pm to m                                  172 GL to L 

4m

Example: Convert the following to the desired units.

0.73 cs to ns                          729 kg to mg

4m

Example: Convert the following to the desired units. 

453 cm3 to km3                 1.32 x 106  hm2  to  mm2

7m