I often get asked about unit conversion, and it is a common mistake made in exams and prac classes. Units are very important, your answer without a unit means absolutely nothing! So, it’s important to get it right.
In the metric system, you need to know some of the prefixes associated with orders of magnitude.
|deka or deca- (da-)||10|
You need to multiply by a factor of 1000 to go between each prefix shown above.
There are a series of tutorials below, many of which have worked examples and problems for you to try: