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What is the meaning of kilo ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1000 (one thousand)
10^{3} 

What is the meaning of mega ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1,000,000 (one million)


What is the meaning of giga ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1,000,000,000 (one billion)
10^{9} 

What is the meaning of deca ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
10 (ten)
10^{1} 

What is the meaning of hecto ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
100 (one hundred)
10^{2} 

What is the meaning of deci ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1/10 (one tenth)
10^{1} 

What is the meaning of centi ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1/100 (one hundredth)
10^{2} 

What is the meaning of milli ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1/1000 (one thousandth)
10^{3} 

What is the meaning of micro ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1/1,000,000 (one millionth)
10^{6} 

What is the meaning of nano ?
Write it in scientific notation? 
1/1,000,000,000 (one billionth)
10^{9} 

What if there is no prefix?
Write it in scientific notation? 
This means 1.
10^{0} 

What is the metric unit for length?

the meter


What is the metric unit for time?

the second


What is the metric unit for mass?

the gram (kilogram in SI)


What is the special metric unit for amount in chemistry?

the mole
Avogadro's number of ions, atoms, or molecules (6.022 x 10^{23} ). 

What is the metric unit for temperature?

Kelvins
We usually use ^{o}Celcius which is kelvins + 273. 

What is the metric unit for electric current?

the Ampere (amp)


What is the metric unit for volume?

the liter


1/1000 of a liter is one milliliter. How many cubic centimeters is this?

1 cm^{3}
