# What are the scientific metric prefixes?

yotta-

zetta-

exa-

peta-

tera-

giga-

mega-

kilo-

hecto-

deca-

deci-

centi-

milli-

micro-

nano-

pico-

femto-

atto-

zepto-

yocto-

### Why does SI use metric instead of the English system used in the US?

Conversions between units and prefixes is much easier than with the English system, making the metric system more suitable for scientific use.

### What are the six common metric prefixes?

the six common metric prefixes are deka,mecka,sacka,eeba,hecta,and deci

### What are the six main prefixes of the metric system?

There are six main prefixes in the metric system. They are milli, centi, deci, deca, hecto, and kilo.

### How do combine with prefixes to from the metric system?

Prefixes in the metric system are combined to represent certain units. For example, the letter T, which means Tera, represents the number 1,000,000,000,000.

### Why are prefixes fo metric are useful?

The prefixes are all powers of 10. The main prefixes are milli, centi, deci, deca, hecto, and kilo.

### Are there metric prefixes bigger than yotta?

Officially approved by the SI, no. Actually if you want such a large number, you can just as well use the base unit, and scientific notation. For example, instead of "3.2 Petahertz", you might just as well talk about 3.2 x 1015 hertz.

### What is the largest metric prefixes?

You can find a list of SI prefixes here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefixes#List_of_SI_prefixes

### How do the prefixes in the metric system relate to the base unit?

Every prefix in the metric system denotes a power of 10.

### What are scientific prefixes?

Scientific prefixes are used for multiple/submultiple of units of measure, names of chemical compounds, name of chemical methods, instruments, etc.

### Which SI prefix stands for trillionth?

The SI prefix for trillionth is pico- and is given in scientific notation as 10E-12. The SI prefix for trillion is tera- . In the metric system, SI prefixes are important because they reference decimal positions.

### Scientific notation for metric units?

Scientific notation is a way of representing numbers - particularly very large or very small numbers. There is no difference in the way in which it applies to metric units or other units.

### What is the prefix for billion?

SI prefixes are also known as metric prefixes, and they indicate a multiple of a fraction of a unit. The SI prefix for billion is giga.

### What are the proper units of mass in the metric system?

The unit of mass in the metric system is the gram. You can adjust that with the metric prefixes. A kilogram = 1000 grams, a milligram = 0,001 gram. and so on.

### What is a metric time system?

Metric time is the measure of time interval using the metric system, which defines the second as the base unit of time, and multiple and submultiple units formed with metric prefixes, such as kiloseconds and milliseconds.

### What is 5800 million metric tons in scientific notation?

It is: 5.8*10^9 metric tons in scientific notation

### Identify common metrix prefixes and common equivalencies used in chemistry?

the common metric prefixes used in chemistry are kilo-, centi-, milli-, and micro-

### What comes after nanometers in the metric system?

These are some common metric prefixes: milli: 1/1000 micro: 1/1,000,000 nano: 1/1,000,000,000 pico: 1/1,000,000,000,000 Note that these prefixes are not just used for meters; they can be used with any unit.

### Common metric prefixes?

Kilo-, centi- and milli- are the most common prefixes. The link below explains what they mean and also includes the less common ones.

### Why are prefixes used in the metric system?

Prefixes are used in the metric system to show an easy categorisation of different dimensions. For example, a kilometre refers to one thousand metres; ten kilometres is easier to say/write/calculate with than ten thousand metres - it is for convenience.

### What is the purpose of using prefixes the metric system?

Prefixes are helpful to measure small and big things. Kilo is used to measure bigger things and milli is used for smaller.

### What is the purpose of the prefixes in a metric system?

In the metric systems, unlike other systems, there is only one unit for each measurement; e.g the only unit for length is the metre. For lengths much longer, or shorter, lengths we use prefixes to indicate the fraction or multiple of the metre. For short lengths the fractions are thousandths, millionths, billionths; for which the prefixes are milli-, micro-, and nano-. For longer lengths, the multiples are thousands, millions, and billions; for which the prefixes… Read More

### How do the prefixes in the metric system?

In the metric systems, unlike other systems, there is only one unit for each measurement; e.g the only unit for length is the metre. For lengths much longer, or shorter, lengths we use prefixes to indicate the fraction or multiple of the metre. For short lengths the fractions are thousandths, millionths, billionths; for which the prefixes are milli-, micro-, and nano-. For longer lengths, the multiples are thousands, millions, and billions; for which the prefixes… Read More

### What is the purpose of the prefixes in the metric system?

In the metric systems, unlike other systems, there is only one unit for each measurement; e.g the only unit for length is the metre. For lengths much longer, or shorter lengths we use prefixes to indicate the fraction or multiple of the metre. For short lengths the fractions are thousandths, millionths, billionths; for which the prefixes are milli-, micro-, and nano-. For longer lengths, the multiples are thousands, millions, and billions; for which the prefixes… Read More

### What prefix represent tenths in metric system?

Deci- this is very rarely used as the modern metric system uses a factor of 1000 between prefixes rather 10.

### What term describes the metric system units that are used in scientific data?

SI units describes the metric system units that are used in scientific data.

### What is the rationale for using the metric system in scientific research?

Because the entire world except the US uses the metric system. So to make scientific research easier to replicate, scientists use the metric system.

### What are the basic prefixes used in the metric system and how do hey relate to the size of the base unit?

In the metric systems, unlike other systems, there is only one unit for each measurement; e.g the only unit for length is the metre. For lengths much longer, or much shorter, we use prefixes to indicate the fraction or multiple of the metre. For short lengths the fractions are thousandths, millionths, billionths; for which the prefixes are milli-, micro-, and nano-. For longer lengths, the multiples are thousands, millions, and billions; for which the prefixes… Read More

### What is metric height?

All distances are measured in metres. Prefixes are used to indicate multiples or fractions of a metre.

### What are scientific unit?

Anything from the Metric Sysytem would be what you call a "scientific unit"

### What are the six metric prefixes?

There are more than six metric prefixes to SI measurements, but the six most used are as follows. First is kilo- (1000), then mega (1 million) and Giga (1 billion). On the smaller side, there is centi- (1/100th), milli- (1/1000th), and micro- (1/1000000th).

### What are all the units of mass in the metric system?

in the mks (SI) metric, the base unit is kilogram. in the cgs metric system, the base unit is gram. There are many prefixes that can be added to gram to determine the magnitude in power of ten. See related link for a list of prefixes. Right, and don't forget the tonne. Though equivalent to 1 megagram or 1000 kg the word tonne is commonly used.

### Is liter customary or metric?

Metric. Pro-tip: If you can add mili- centi- deci- to the front... its metric. ++++ Not sure that's much of a tip. The prefixes are simply divisions, but it is true that they are used normally only for metric units. However, the litre is indeed part of the metric system: it is the basic unit of fluid volume.

### Order from least to greatest the metric system?

Metric prefixes - femto, pico, nano, micro, milli, centi, deci, unit, deca, hecto, kilo, mega, giga, tera.

### What are the units used for distance?

For the SI, or Metric, system, You would use the Meter, along with the standard metric prefixes. For the English system, you would use the Inch, Foot, Yard, Or Mile.

### Use appropriate metric prefixes to write the following measurements without use of exponents 6.46 x 10-2?

The appropriate metric prefix is centi- for 10-2

### How do the prefexes in the metric system relate to the basic units?

In the metric systems, unlike other systems, there is only one unit for each measurement; e.g the only unit for length is the metre. For lengths much longer, or shorter, lengths we use prefixes to indicate the fraction or multiple of the metre. For short lengths the fractions are thousandths, millionths, billionths; for which the prefixes are milli-, micro-, and nano-. For longer lengths, the multiples are thousands, millions, and billions; for which the prefixes… Read More

### What are prefixes?

A prefix is a word form that attaches to the beginning of another word or word root, that alters or specifies its meaning. Examples of prefixes : re- (to repeat or undo an action) : reconstitute, rerun, reenter pre- (before) : preview, preregister, prediction exo- (outside) : exoskeleton, exosphere in/non/un- (negative, not, or undo) : inactivity, untie, non-perishable, nonfat Metric system The International System of Units (SI) specifies a set of unit prefixes known as… Read More

### What is the metric term for mass?

The base unit of mass is the kilogram, although the prefixes are, for historical reasons, based on the gram.

### Why is metric better than customary?

1. It is the international standard, 2. It simplifies calculations, due to the decimal prefixes.

### What the root word of decimeter?

"Meter" is the root word of decimeter, because "deci" is a prefix. It is used in metric prefixes.

### What are the basic prefixes used in the metric system and how do they relate to the size of the base unit?

The basic prefixes deci, centi and milli decrease by powers of ten and deca, hecto and kilo increase by powers of ten.