Date: 9/15/96 at 13:55:21 From: Technical Services Subject: Metric Prefixes What are the metric prefixes for 10e4, 10e5, 10e7, 10e8 and the corresponding neg. values? Thanks...
Date: 9/16/96 at 14:27:54 From: Doctor Tom Subject: Re: Metric Prefixes There aren't any. It's convenient to have names for 10, 100, 1/10, and 1/100, but it's not worth it to have names for the sizes you've mentioned. Nobody would remember them. So I simply say 10 million volts or 10 megavolts, et cetera. For more information on metric prefixes, see http://edie.cprost.sfu.ca/~rhlogan/metric.html . -Doctor Tom, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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