Fact sheet: Number prefixes used in the SI system (Wikipedia)

Posted on August 26, 2010 by

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Well organized tables showing what the number prefixes—micro, nano, mega, giga, etc—mean and how to replace them with numbers. (FYI: in the United States and the United Kingdom, the ‘short scale’ is used.)

Note: gigabyte, megabyte, kilobyte, use a slightly different meaning for the prefixes. This can be a little confusing. The Wikipedia article has a nice little discussion of the difference between that and the SI usage.

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Wikipedia is an open-source encyclopedia. It’s science articles are often of high quality–well organized, in depth, and with great illustrations, graphics and cross-references.

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