The notes on the following slides will give you an idea of the sort of things your tutor may point out to you in an effort to assist you in learning the material
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Multiply by 10 or divide by 10 for each place! 1.12 Why Metric? 1298347.2348756 1’s place 10’s place 100’s place 1000’s place 10th’s place 100th’s place
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1.12 Subdivisions and Multiples of Base Units Prefix Power of 10 Abbreviation Prefix Power of 10 Abbreviation Hecto- 10 2 h Centi- 10 -2 c Kilo- 10 3 k Milli- 10 -3 m Mega- 10 6 M Micro- 10 -6 µ Giga- 10 9 G Nano- 10 -9 n Tera- 10 12 T Pico- 10 -12 p
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1.12 Conversion Factors 1 meter (m) = 100 cm = 1000 mm = 3.28 ft 1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 m = 0.621 mile 1 mile (mi) = 5280 ft = 1.609 km 1 foot (ft) = 12 in = 0.305 m = 30.5 cm 1 day = 24 hrs = 86,400 s
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