# What is the acronym for conversions in the metric system?

## What is the acronym for conversions in the metric system?

This chart helps kids memorize the metric system units by the acronym “King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk.” Some people have also learned it through the acronym, “King Henry Drank Lime Green Milk During Counsel Meetings.” It is a ‘”first letter” mnemonic device.

### What are the 6 prefixes in metrics?

Prefix Progress. 1795 – The original 8 SI prefixes that were officially adopted: deca, hecto, kilo, myria, deci, centi, milli, and myrio, derived from Greek and Latin numbers.

#### How do you learn the prefixes?

1. Tip 1: The spelling of the base word never changes.
2. Tip 2: Be aware that double letters can occur.
3. Tip 3: Watch out for prefix look-alikes.
4. Tip 4: Sometimes a hyphen is needed.
5. Rule 1: Hyphenate the word when you add a prefix to a proper noun or a numeral.

Did Henry drink chocolate milk?

Throughout his kingdom, King Henry made sure that all of the cows were fed great supplies of chocolate to continue to provide him with his beloved chocolate milk drink. He drank chocolate milk with his dinner. He even drank chocolate milk for his bedtime snack.

What are the main prefixes in the metric system?

The prefixes used within the metric system serve to designate a multiple or subdivision of a unit. The most common prefixes include: mega-, kilo-, centi-, milli- and nano-.

## Why do you use prefixes in the metric system?

Introduction. Metric Prefixes are incredibly useful for describing quantities of the International System of Units (SI) in a more succinct manner.

• SI Units.
• The Prefixes.
• Conversion.
• Bits and Bytes.
• Practice.