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**Metric Conversion Practice**

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**Metric Conversions g m L 103 102 101 10-1 10-2 10-3 kilo hecto deka**

Base unit deci centi milli Conversions in the metric system are merely a matter of moving a decimal point. The “base unit” means the you have a quantity (grams, meters, Liters, etc without a prefix.

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**Metric Conversions g m L 103 102 101 10-1 10-2 10-3 kilo hecto deka**

Base unit deci centi milli 1 2 3 18 L 18 liters = milliliters Example #1: Convert 18 liters to milliliters

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**Metric Conversions g m L 103 102 101 10-1 10-2 10-3 kilo hecto deka**

Base unit deci centi milli 3 2 1 450 mg = g 450 mg Example #2: Convert 450 milligrams to grams

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**Metric Conversions g m L 103 102 101 10-1 10-2 10-3 kilo hecto deka**

Base unit deci centi milli 1 2 3 4 5 6 20 kg 20 kg = mg Example #3: Convert 20 kilograms to milligrams

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**Problem #1 Convert 400 mL to Liters 400 mL 1 L .400 L = 1 000 mL**

= 4x10-1 L

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**Problem #2 Convert 10 meters to mm 10 m 1 000 mm 10 000 mm = 1 m**

= 1x104 mm

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**Problem #3 Convert 73 grams to kg 73 g 1 kg 0.073 kg = 1 000 g**

= 7.3x10-2 kg

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**Problem #4 Convert 0.02 kilometers to m 0.02 km 1 000 m 20 m = 1 km**

= 2x101 m

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**Problem #5 Convert 20 centimeters to m 20 cm 1 m 0.20 m = 100 cm**

= 2x10-1 m

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Problem #6 Convert 450 milliliters to dL 450 mL 1 dL 4.5 dL = 100 mL

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**Problem #7 Convert 10 kilograms to grams 10 kg 1 000 g 10 000 g = 1 kg**

= 1x104 g

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**Problem #8 Convert 935 mg to cg 1 935 mg cg 93.5 cg = 10 mg**

= 9.35x101 cg

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**Problem #9 Convert 5.2 kg to mg 5.2 kg 1 000 000 mg mg = 1 kg**

= 5.2x106 mg

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**Problem #10 Convert 175 mL to cm3 1 cm3 175 mL 175 cm3 = 1 mL**

= 1.75x102 cm3

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