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8: SI Prefix es In addition to converting from one set of units to another (like converting from
British units to MKS units) we also have a set of standard prefexes in the SI system.
It is common to use these to convert between very large units and very small units.
For example, 1 kilometer (km) is the same as 1000 meters (m) which is the same as
1,000,000 millimeters (mm).
A table of common SI prefixes, and their equivalencies, follows Prefix Abbrev. Mul tipl ier Exa E 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pet a P 1,000,000,000,000,000 Te r a T 1,000,000,000,000 Giga G 1,000,000,000 Mega M 1,000,000 k il o k 1,000 hecto h 10 0 deka da 10 Base Unit (meter, l iter, sec ond, etc .)
deci d centi c milli m micro
nano n Angstrom* Ã…
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