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Apothecaries' weight
grains gr minims m drams dr ounces oz pounds lb (12oz.=lb) 
system used for measuring and weighing drugs and solutions, precious metals, and precious stones


Avoirdupois weight
drops gtt teaspoon tsp tablespoon T ounces oz pound lb (16 oz = 1 lb) 
The system of measuring & weighing used in Englishspeaking countries for all commodities except drugs, precious stones, and precious metals


Metric system

A system of weighing and measuring based on the meter and having all units based on the power of ten


a trillion times is
tera T 10 to the ? 
... T trillion times
10 to the 12 

giga G
...... times ten to the ? 
... G billion times
10 to the 9th 

mega m
is how many times is ten to the ...? 
... m million times 10 6
is ten to the 6 

kilo k
is how many times is ten to the ...? 
... k thousand times
is ten to the 3rd or 10 3rd 

hecto h is
how many times is ten to the what? 
... h is hundred times
10 to the 2nd 

deka dk is how many times?

... dk ten times
is ten to the first or 10 to 1st 

deci d is how many tenths?
deci is how much of a unit 
... d is
1/10 of a unit 10 to the 1 

centi c is what in tens?

...c is
1/100 of a unit or 10 to the 2 

milli m is how many 10s?

... m is
1/1000 of a unit or 10 to the 3 

micro µ is how many 10s?

... m is
1/1,000,000 or 10 to the 6 

nano n is how many 10s:

... n is
1/1,000,000,000 or 10 to the 9 

pico p is ... how many 10s?

... p is
1/1,000,000,000,000 or 10 to the 12 

Metric Weight:
microgram µg or mcg is ... mg 
... µg or mcg is:
1000 = 1 milligram (mg) 

milligram mg is ... g

... mg is
1000 mg = 1 gram (g or gm) 

centigram cg is ... g

... cg is
100 cg = 1 g 

decigram dg is ... g:

... dg is
10 dg = 1 g 

gram g or gm is ... g

...g is
1 g = 1 g 

dekagram dkg is ... g:

... dkg
1 dkg = 10 g 

hectagram hg is ... g

... hg is
1 hg = 100 g 

kilogram kg is ... g

... kg
1 kg = 1000 g 

Metric Length:
millimeter mm is ... m 
... mm
1000 mm = 1 meter (m) 

centimeter cm is ... m

... cm
100 cm = 1 m 

decimeter dm is ... m

... dm
10 dm = 1 m 

meter m is how many m?

1 m = 1 m


dekameter dkm is ... m?

... dkm
10 m = 1 dkm 

hectometer hm is ... m

... hm
100 m = 1 hm 

kilometer km is ... m

... km
1000 m = 1 km 

Metro Volume:
cubic centimeter cc is ... mL 
... cc
1 cc = 1mL (millimeter) 

milliliter ml or mL is ... L

... mL
1000ml = 1 L (liter) 

centiliter cl is ... L

... cL
100 cL = 1L 

deciliter dl is ... L

... dL is
10 dL = 1L 

liter L or L

...L
L is 1 L 

dekaliter dkl is ... L

... dkl
10 L = 1 dkl 

hectoliter hL is ... L

... hL
100L = 1 hL 

kiloliter kL is ... L

... kL
1000 L = 1 kL 

Equivilants (equal to):
weight µg / mg mg/g g/kg kg/lb 
1000 µg = 1 mg
1000 mg = 1 g 1000g = 1 kg 1kg = 2.2 lb 

length cm/in is in. = ...cm

2.5 cm = 1 in.


volume mL/cc/L

1000 mL = 1000 cc = 1 L


Energy:
joule J 
1 J = 0.24 c
What is J? 

calorie c is ... J

1 c = 4.18 J


Temperature: ºT

the degree (º) of sensible heat or cold expressed in terms of a specific scale


Celsius ºC

scale at which boiling is 100 and freezing is 0


fahrenheit ºF

scale where freezing is 32º
boiling is 212º 

conversion of C to F

times 9, divide by 5, add 32
ºF = (ºC X 9/5) + 32 

conversion of F to C

subtract 32, times 5, divide by 9
ºC = (ºF  32) X 5/9 