# How do you convert 8 hectograms to decagrams?

Jan 27, 2017

Multiply by 10

#### Explanation:

The prefix "hecto" ($h$) means 100, and "deca" ($\mathrm{da}$) means 10 of something/anything.

$1 h g = 100 g = 10 \times 10 g = 10 \mathrm{dg}$

Note:
The prefixes $\mathrm{da}$ and $h$ are not in use very much.
Prefixes with a difference of $\times 1000$ are most common, an exception being the $c$ in $c m = 1 / 100 m$

$m - = 1 / 1000$ = milli
$k - = 1000$ = kilo
$M - = 1000000$ = mega
Etc.

So with a k$ you can throw a medium-sized party, a M$ will make you a millionaire.