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Unformatted text preview: Prefix Symbol Multiple of Unit mega-M 1,000,000 or 10 6 kilo-k 1,000 or 10 3 deci-d 0.1 or 10-1 centi-c 0.01 or 10-2 milli-m 0.001 or 10-3 micro- 0.000001 or 10-6 nano-n 10-9 pico-p 10-12 The SI system defines seven base quantities, from which all other scientific quantities can be derived. These base quantities are length, mass, time, electric current, thermodynamic temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. All other quantities can be derived from these base quantities using the equations of physics and chemistry. Let's look at the base units for some base and derived quantities....
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