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THE METRIC SYSTEM:

    FROM YOTTA TO YOCTO
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FROM YOTTA TO YOCTO

        First adopted in France in 1791, the metric system is an international decimalized system of measurement, used by most of the world (except the United States) today. The prefixes below are commonly used to measure meters, litres, grams, and seconds.

Prefix Symbol Measurement Number Scientific Notation  
Yotta- Y septillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 1024  
Zetta- Z sextillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 1021  
Exa- E quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 1018  
Peta- P quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 1015  
Tera- T trillion 1,000,000,000,000 1012
Giga- G billion 1,000,000,000 109
Mega- M million 1,000,000 106
Kilo- k thousand 1,000 103
Hecta- h hundred 100 102  
Deka- D ten 10 101
BASE none one 1 100  
Deci- d tenth 0.1 10-1  
Centi- c hundredth 0.01 10-2  
Milli- m thousandth 0.001 10-3  
Micro- μ millionth 0.000 001 10-6  
Nano- n billionth 0.000 000 001 10-9  
Pico- p trillionth 0.000 000 000 001 10-12  
Femto- f quadrillionth 0.000 000 000 000 001 10-15  
Atto- a quintillionth 0.000 000 000 000 000 001 10-18  
Zepto- z sextillionth 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 001 10-21
Yocto- y septillionth 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001 10-24  
           

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