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Q: What prefix tells you to multiply by one tenth?

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The metric prefix meaning one tenth is deci as in decimeter

The metric prefix for one tenth is deci.

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Deci is the prefix in the metric system that means one tenth. It was adopted in 1795 from the Latin decimus, meaning tenth.

Deci- As in "decimeter" - one tenth of a meter, or "decibel" - one tenth of a bel.

one hundredth

The prefix deci is used to denote one tenth.

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One tenth the prefix centi- stands for on tenth ( .10)

Deci comes from the latin Decimus which means one tenth. A prefix of deci- would mean one tenth of whatever the word is. Deciliter is one-tenth of a liter. Decibel is one-tenth of a bel, and is a unit of measurement of power. Decimeter is one-tenth of a meter.

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