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Metric Equivalents. A can of Coke contains 355 mL. How many liters does that equal? An apple weighs 0.1 kg. What does it weigh in grams or milligrams? A Tylenol or aspirin tablet weighs 250 mg. How many grams or kilograms is that ?. Summary – Metric Equivalents. To convert from:

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Metric equivalents
Metric Equivalents

  • A can of Coke contains 355 mL. How many liters does that equal?

  • An apple weighs 0.1 kg. What does it weigh in grams or milligrams?

  • A Tylenol or aspirin tablet weighs 250 mg. How many grams or kilograms is that?


Summary metric equivalents
Summary – Metric Equivalents

To convert from:

  • Larger metric units to smaller metric units (kg g  mg), you multiple by 10 for each move to the right.

    • Shortcut - move the decimal point 1 space to the right () for each space you count from the “FROM” unit to the “TO” unit.


Summary metric equivalents1
Summary – Metric Equivalents

To convert from:

  • Smaller metric units to larger metric units (kg  g  mg), you divide by 10 for each move to the left.

    • Shortcut - move the decimal point 1 space to the left () for each space you count from the “FROM” unit to the “TO” unit.


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