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Metric Prefix


 

Multiplication Factor

 

Prefix

 

Symbol

1,000,000,000,000,000,000 = 1018   exa E
1,000,000,000,000,000 = 1015   peta P
1,000,000,000,000 = 1012   tera T
1,000,000,000 = 109   giga G
1,000,000 = 106   mega M
1,000 = 103   kilo k
100 = 102   hecto h
10 = 10   deka da
0.1 = 10-1   deci d
0.01 = 10-2   centi c
0.001 = 10-3   milli m
0.000 001 = 10-6   micro m
0.000,000,001 = 10-9   nano n
0.000,000,000,001 = 10-12   pico p
0.000,000,000,000,001 = 10-15   femto f
0.000,000,000,000,000,001 = 10-18   atto a


 

Example: 1700 Hz = 1.7 kHz = 1.7 kilohertz = 1.7 103 Hz
Example: 0.005 A = 5 mA = 5 milliamps = 5 10-3 Amps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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