Metric Prefixes and SI Units
Resources and Going Further
Being able to convert numbers to the best prefix depending on the size of the number is an important skill to have. It allows you to avoid really long and messy numbers like 5,600,000 or .000000002. Using 5.6M or 2n allows you to convey the information faster and in a much tidier and easier to read format.
Now that you are familiar with the metric prefixes, consider taking a look at our How to Use a Multimeter tutorial. Using a multimeter requires a good understanding of all the prefixes since your measurements will often show up as such.