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milligram
(mg)
Use the symbol mg
1 one thousandths from a gram
(0.001 g)
We trust the accuracy in
science and medicine
because there are exactly 1000 milligrams
in 1 gram.

milligram

NOTE:
Originally convention had it that the gram
was
to be the base unit for MASS
but familiarity and convenience seemed to determine
that the kilogram be the Base Unit for MASS.
Larger
Measurement from a milligram

1 gram
(1 g)

Remember, milli
is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So there are exactly 1000 milligrams
in the unit of measure gram
and 1 gram
is
simply written 1 g

Larger
Measurement from a gram

1 kilogram
(1 kg)

Remember, kilo
is the prefix
meaning 1000 times as much.
So, 1 000 g (grams) is the mass
of 1 kg (kilogram).

Larger
Measurement from a kilogram

1 tonne
(1 t)

There are exactly 1000 kg (kilograms)
in 1 t (spelled tonne) (said "ton")

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