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Conversion Tables and Methods to Use when converting

from Metric Units to Metric Units (weight)

 

Gram – Length

 Kilo – Thousand

 Liter – Volume

 Milli – Thousand

 Gram – Mass/Weight

 Centi – Hundred

 Celsius – Temperature

 Deci – Ten

Measure of Weights

Weight/Mass

 1,000 milligrams (mg) =

 1 gram

 10 centigrams =

 100 milligrams (mg)

 1 gram (g) =

 1,000 milligrams

 1,000 grams =

 1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000,000 mg

 1,000 kilograms =

 1,000,000 grams

Operations for Weight

 

Example: To get Milligrams from grams you multiply the grams by 1000

 

You Have: 23 grams

 

You want milligrams: So, milligrams = 23 Grams

We Multiply the grams by 1000:

 

You want milligrams: So, milligrams = 23 Grams

There are 2300 milligrams in 23 grams or 100 centigrams for every gram.

 

If you have this

 

Do this

 

To get this

 milligrams (mg)

 Divide by 10 (mg/10)

Move Decimal one place to Left

 centigram (cg)

 centigrams (cg)

 Multiply by 10 (cg * 10)

Move decimal one place to the right

 Milligrams (mg)

 Grams (g)

 Multiply by 100 (g * 100)

 Centigrams (cg)

 Centigrams (cm)

 Divide by 100 (cg/100)

Move decimal two places to the left.

 

Grams (g)

 Milligrams (mg)

 Divide by 1000 (mg/1000)

Move decimal three places to the left.

 Grams (g)

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