Hello there!! Its time we study the mass and weight conversion chart.
When someone asks what is your weight, what do you reply?
You say 55 kg (for example). Someone with the same weight as yours may reply “I weigh approx 121.25 pounds”.
Take another example, you go to a shop with your friend. You ask for 1 kg of rice and your friend asks for 1000 gm of rice.
If you notice, the same mass is being measured in different units. There are different units of measurement of mass. Like Kilogram, milligram,centigram, etc.
The standard unit of mass in Kilogram(kg).
Let us have a look at the mass conversion chart.
|1 centigram||=||10 milligram|
|1 decigram||=||10 gram|
|1 gram||=||10 decigram |
= 1000 milligram
|1 decagram||=||10 gram|
|1 hectogram||=||10 decagram|
|1 kilogram||=||10 hectogram = 1000 gram|
Other important units
|1 tonne(1 megagram)||=||1000 kg|
|1 gigagram||=||1000 megagram|
|1 pound||=||0.453592 kg|
|1 ounce||=||28.34952 grams|
Now let us learn conversion between the units.
Look at the diagram below.
We know the gap between two consecutive units is 10.
i.e 1 centigram = 10 milligram, 1 decigram = 10 centigram , 1 gram = 10 decigram and so on.
To convert bigger units into smaller units we will “multiply”. On the other hand, to convert smaller units into bigger units we will “divide”.