Monthly Archives: September 2011

Extreme Metric Prefixes (less than 1)

Prefix Abbreviation Exponent a sense of scale basic unit One yard 0.9144 meters deci d 10-1 One foot 3.048 decimeters centi c 10-2 One inch 2.54 centimeters killi k 10-3 quacto q 10-4 Human cell diameter 1 quactometer harpo h 10-5 micro m 10-6 Bacteria diameter 1 micrometer frizzo f 10-7 Virus diameter 1 frizzometer […]

Extreme Metric Prefixes (greater than 1)

Prefix Abbreviation Exponent a sense of scale Zetta Z 1021 602.2 Zamu per gram Vingta V 1020 Diameter of milky way galaxy 9 Vingtameters Exa E 1018 Volume of water in all Earth oceans = 1.4 Exam3 Peta P 1015 One light year = 9.461 Petameters Tera T 1012 Orbit of Pluto (radius) = 5.914 […]