prefixes of the metric system

Mnemonics
  • Great Mighty King Henry Died By Drinking Chunky Milk
  • Kangaroos Hop Down Mountians Drinking Chocolate Milk
  • Kings Hate Dragons Because Dragons Can’t Make Money
  • King Henry Danced Merrily Down Center Main Meeting Nice People
  • King Henry Died Bloated Drinking Chocolate Milk
  • Kittens Hate Dogs But Do Chase Mice
Explanation

These stand for the Metric prefixes and base unit.
kilo, hecto, deca, base, deci, centi, milli, micro

Good Models Know How Dunkin Donuts Can Make U Not Petit
giga, mega, kilo, hecto, deca, deci, centi, milli, micro (symbol looks like a U), nano, pico


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Comments

  1. Mrs J Bradford says:

    I looked this up as I was helping a student with this topic to see if there were any alternatives to the one I use. I am glad to see that there are, but I still feel that the one I use (invented by a year 7 pupil of mine) works better than all of these: “Killer Hedgehogs Drive (motorbikes/lorries/go-karts/jeeps) down crowded motorways”. The choice of vehicle clearly defines the base required.

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