0

# Are mg less than kg

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

6y ago

Yes.

The unit is the g (gram) and the m (milli-) and k (kilo-) are prefixes in the metric system.

The milli- (m) prefix means one thousandth (1/1000 or 0.001)

The kilo- (k) prefix means one thousand (1000)

One thousandth is less than one thousand â†’ 1 mg is less than 1 kg

--------------------------------------------

The commonly used metric prefixes (in decreasing size) are:

Symbol___prefix__________value________________name

___M______mega-_____10â¶ = 1,000,000______a million

___k_______kilo-________10Â³ = 1,000__________a thousand

___h_______hecto-_____10Â² = 100____________a hundred

___da______deka-______10Â¹ = 10______________ten

___d_______deci-_______10â»Â¹ = 0.1___________a tenth

___c_______centi-______10â»Â² = 0.01__________a hundredth

___m______milli-_______10â»Â³ = 0.001_________a thousandth

___Âµ_______micro-_____10â»â¶ = 0.000 001____a millionth

The value is used to multiply the base unit.

• For mass the base unit is the gram (g)
• For length the base unit is the metre (m)
• For volume the base unit is the litre (l)
so mg is 0.001 g

and kg is 1,000 g

Wiki User

6y ago