# How many grams are in 74.0 mg?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 28, 2016

#"m"# is the prefix "milli", which means#10^(-3)# , a number less than#1# .#"1 mg"# is therefore literally smaller than#"1 g"# .

So, there are

Due to the equivalences given above, we can use one of them as a conversion factor.

#74.0 cancel("mg") xx "1 g"/(10^3 cancel("mg"))#

#= 74.0 cancel("mg") xx (10^(-3) "g")/(1 cancel("mg"))#

#=# #color(blue)("0.074 g")#

You don't have to do it both ways, but both are provided so you can choose.