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Master Metric Equivalent and Conversion Factor
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Table below is a "master table" that shows:
1) each metric prefix unit up to 106 and down to 10-6.
2) both equivalents for each prefix unit.
3) both conversion factors for each equivalent.
   (This means that for every prefix unit there is a total of 4 conversion factors:
     2 equivalents, each with 2 conversion factors.)
4) for each prefix unit, the easiest equivalents and conversion factors, i.e. the ones with only positive powers of 10.

You can use either Table in previous lesson or Table below to do metric conversions.
You may find Table in previous lesson easier to use because it's simpler.
You may find Table below easier to use because it gives you the bigger picture.
Use whichever one makes it easier for you!

Table: Master Metric Equivalent and Conversion Factor Table
Prefix Unit
&
symbol
Equivalent A
Root unit = 1
Two
Conversion factors
Equivalent B
Prefix Unit = 1
Two
Conversion
factors
megameter
Mm
1 m = 10-6 Mm 1 m/10-6 Mm 1 Mm = 106m 1 Mm/106m
 10-6 Mm/1 m  106 m/1 Mm
none 1 m = 10-5  ?? NA 1 ?? = 10-5  m  NA
none 1 m = 104   ?? NA 1 ?? = 104   m  NA
kilometer
km
1 m = 10-3 km 1 m/10-3 km 1 km = 103 m 1 km/10-3 m
 10-3 km/1 m  103 m/1 km
hectometer
hm
1 m = 10-2 hm 1 m/10-2 hm 1 hm = 102 m 1 hm/102 m
  10-2 hm/1 m  102 m/1 hm
decameter
dam
1 m = 10-1 dam 1 m / 10-1 dam 1 dam = 101 m 1 dam/101 m
  dam/1 m  101 m/1 dam
Root Unit
m, g, or L
1 m = 1(100)m 1 m/1m 1 m = 1m 1 m/1m
1 m/1m 1 m/1m
decimeter
dm
1 m = 101 dm 1 m/101 dm 1d m = 10-1 m 1d m/10-1 m
 101 dm/1 m  10-1 m1 dm
centimeter
cm
1 m = 102 cm 1 m/102 cm 1 cm = 10-2 m 1 cm/10-2 m
  102 cm/1 m 1 cm = 10-2 m
millimeter
mm
1 m = 103 mm 1 m/103 mm 1 mm = 10-3 m 1 mm/10-3 m
  103 mm/1 m  10-3 m/1 mm
none 1 m = 104  ?? NA 1 ?? = 10-4  m NA
none 1 m = 105 ?? NA 1 ?? = 10-5 m NA
micrometer
mium
1 m = 106 mium 1 m/106 mium 1 mium = 10-6 m 1 mium/10-6 m
 106 mium/1 m  10-6 m/1 mium
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