represent quantities that are orders of magnitude larger than the base unit.

Designator | Symbol | Multiplier | Value |
---|---|---|---|

yocto- | y | 10^{-24} | 0.000000000000000000000001 |

zepto- | z | 10^{-21} | 0.000000000000000000001 |

atto- | a | 10^{-18} | 0.000000000000000001 |

femto- | f | 10^{-15} | 0.000000000000001 |

pico- | p | 10^{-12} | 0.000000000001 |

nano- | n | 10^{-9} | 0.000000001 |

micro- | μ or mm | 10^{-6} | 0.000001 |

milli- | m | 10^{-3} | 0.001 |

centi- | c | 10^{-2} | 0.01 |

deci- | d | 10^{-1} | 0.1 |

(none) | - | 10^{0} | 1 |

deka- | da or D | 10^{1} | 10 |

hecto- | h | 10^{2} | 100 |

kilo- | K or k | 10^{3} | 1,000 |

mega- | M | 10^{6} | 1,000,000 |

giga- | G | 10^{9} | 1,000,000,000 |

tera- | T | 10^{12} | 1,000,000,000,000 |

peta- | P | 10^{15} | 1,000,000,000,000,000 |

exa- | E | 10^{18} | 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

zetta- | Z | 10^{21} | 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

yotta- | Y | 10^{24} | 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

Notice how everything revolves around power of 10

Free Prefix Multipliers Calculator - Shows a table of prefix multipliers, designators, symbols, and values

- exponent
- The power to raise a number
- order of magnitude
- An order-of-magnitude difference between two values is a factor of 10

N = a * 10^{2} - power
- how many times to use the number in a multiplication
- prefix multiplier
- represent quantities that are orders of magnitude larger than the base unit.

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