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Metric Prefix Table

Metric prefix is also called as SI prefix and is defined as a prefix used before any of the unit to indicate a fraction of unit. Each of the prefix is represented by a unique symbol. For instance, prefix kilo to indicate multiplication of unit with one thousand to represent it in gram since one kilogram is equals to one thousand grams. Prefixes are standardized by SI unit system (International System of Units). When we write kilogram or kilowatt or kilometer then we use a prefix (103) on account of removing kilo. Then terms will become:
103 gram or 103 watt or 103.
When we multiply prefixes they attain new values such as, 6 µ V × 5 µ A ≠ 30 µ W. Correct calculation is: 6 µ V × 5 µ A = 6 × 10-6 V × 5 × 10−6 A = 30 x 10−12 W = 30 p W.
Let’s see that how metric prefix table can be created.

 Multiplier Thousand power Exponential Prefix Symbol 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 10008 1024 yotta Y 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 10007 1021 zetta Z 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 10006 1018 exa E 1,000,000,000,000,000 10005 1015 peta P 1,000,000,000,000 10004 1012 tera T 1,000,000,000 10003 109 giga G 1,000,000 10002 106 mega M 1,000 10001 103 kilo k 100 10002/3 102 hecto h 10 10001/3 101 deca da 1 10000 100 base 0.1 1000−1/3 10-1 deci d 0.01 1000−2/3 10-2 centi c 0.001 1000−1 10-3 milli