# Metric Conversion Notes

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Metric Conversion Notes
EQ: How do you convert units within the metric system?

How to convert metric units… Where do you start? Where are you going?
This is the metric unit given in the problem. Where are you going? This is the metric unit you are converting to. Which way do you go along the boxes? How many jumps will it take to get there? Move the decimal in the same direction and number of jumps. Kilo (k) X 1000 Hecto (h) X 100 Deca (da) X 10 Base X 1 Deci (d) X 0.1 Centi (c) X 0.01 Milli (m) X 0.001

900.0000 Convert: 900 L = _______ ml 900 L = 900,000 ml Hint: Start?
Finish? Direction? Jumps? Start Finish Kilo (k) X 1000 Hecto (h) X 100 Deca (da) X 10 Base X 1 Deci (d) X 0.1 Centi (c) X 0.01 Milli (m) X 0.001 Direction

65.0000 Convert: 65 m = _______ mm 65 m= 65,000 mm Hint: Start?
Finish? Direction? Jumps? Start Finish Kilo (k) X 1000 Hecto (h) X 100 Deca (da) X 10 Base X 1 Deci (d) X 0.1 Centi (c) X 0.01 Milli (m) X 0.001 Direction

100.0 Convert: 100 cm = _______ m 100 cm = 1.0 m Hint: Start? Finish?
Direction? Jumps? Finish Start Kilo (k) X 1000 Hecto (h) X 100 Deca (da) X 10 Base X 1 Deci (d) X 0.1 Centi (c) X 0.01 Milli (m) X 0.001 Direction

00000042.0 Convert: 42 mg = _______ kg 42 mg = 0.000042 kg Hint:
Start? Finish? Direction? Jumps? Finish Start Kilo (k) X 1000 Hecto (h) X 100 Deca (da) X 10 Base X 1 Deci (d) X 0.1 Centi (c) X 0.01 Milli (m) X 0.001 Direction

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