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What are the metric prefixes in the SI system?

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2016-11-20 07:52:24
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yotta- (Y-) 1024 1 septillion

zetta- (Z-) 1021 1 sextillion

exa- (E-) 1018 1 quintillion

peta- (P-) 1015 1 quadrillion

tera- (T-) 1012 1 trillion

giga- (G-) 109 1 billion

mega- (M-) 106 1 million

kilo- (k-) 103 1 thousand

hecto- (h-) 102 1 hundred

deca- (da-) 10 1 ten

deci- (d-) 10-1 1 tenth

centi- (c-) 10-2 1 hundredth

milli- (m-) 10-3 1 thousandth

micro- (µ-) 10-6 1 millionth

nano- (n-) 10-9 1 billionth

pico- (p-) 10-12 1 trillionth

femto- (f-) 10-15 1 quadrillionth

atto- (a-) 10-18 1 quintillionth

zepto- (z-) 10-21 1 sextillionth

yocto- (y-) 10-24 1 septillionth

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