10.1.11 Decimal Forms of Powers of Ten and Prefixes

[ SI stands for International System of Units, the modern form of the Metric System. ] The table below summarizes the decimal form for powers of 10, together with the SI prefixes and their names for reference:

Number Power SI Prefix Prefix Name
0.000001 10 super six minus µmicro-
0.001 10 super three minus m milli-
0.01 10 super two minus c centi-
0.1 10 super one minus d deci-
1 10 super zero - * - *
10 10 super one da deca-
100 10 squared h hecto-
1,000 10 cubed k kilo-
1,000,000 10 super six M mega-
1,000,000,000 10 super nine G giga-
*The dash sign, ( - ) means there is no prefix for this value.

10.1.10 How Many Bees?