# How do you convert 567 cg to grams?

Jan 17, 2017

The prefix $c$ means "centi" or $\frac{1}{100}$

#### Explanation:

Just like there are 100 cm in 1 m, there are 100 cg in 1 g.
(and this goes for all SI-units)

So $567 c g = 567 \times \frac{1}{100} g = 5.67 g$

Note:
Except for $c m$, the $c -$prefix is hardly used. Mostly, we use multiples of thousands, like
$k - = k i l o = 1000$
$M - = M e g a = 1000000$
$G - = G i g a = 1000000000$
$m - = m i l l i = 0.001$
$\mu - = m i c r o = 0.000001$

You find all of them here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_prefix