from Metric Units to Metric Units (weight)
Gram – Length 
Kilo – Thousand 
Liter – Volume 
Milli – Thousand 
Gram – Mass/Weight 
Centi – Hundred 
Celsius – Temperature 
Deci – Ten 
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 
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.



milligrams (mg) 
Divide by 10 (mg/10) 
centigram (cg) 
centigrams (cg) 
Multiply by 10 (cg * 10) 
Milligrams (mg) 
Grams (g) 
Multiply by 100 (g * 100) 
Centigrams (cg) 
Centigrams (cm) 
Divide by 100 (cg/100) 

Milligrams (mg) 
Divide by 1000 (mg/1000) 
Grams (g) 