# Metrix number line help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Jdaniel6, Jan 31, 2016.

1. ### Jdaniel6 Thread Starter New Member

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Can some one explain to me why mega to milli is 9 places to the right on the number please?

2. ### shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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Mega is a million prefix.
If I have 1 million Ohm, I can say I have 1 MegaOhm. Million is 6 places, like 1,000,000 has 6 places: 1(6)0(5)0(4)0(3)0(2)0(1)0.

Milli is one thousandth prefix (1/1000).
If I have one thousandth (1/1000) of an Ohm, I can say that I have 1 milliOhm. Milli has 3 places, like 0.001 has 3 places: 0.0(1)0(2)1(3).

So if we add above together and I have 1,000,000.001, there are 9 places from 1 on the left to the place past 1 on the right.

3. ### Papabravo Expert

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$\frac{10^6}{10^{-3}}=10^9$

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4. ### shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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$\frac{10^6}{10^{-3}}=10^{6-(-3)}=10^{6+3}=10^9$

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5. ### Jdaniel6 Thread Starter New Member

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Thank you so much Papabravo and shteii01!!!