Metrix number line help

Jdaniel6

Joined Jan 31, 2016
2
Can some one explain to me why mega to milli is 9 places to the right on the number please?

shteii01

Joined Feb 19, 2010
4,644
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.

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
16,182
$$\frac{10^6}{10^{-3}}=10^9$$

shteii01

Joined Feb 19, 2010
4,644
$$\frac{10^6}{10^{-3}}=10^9$$
$$\frac{10^6}{10^{-3}}=10^{6-(-3)}=10^{6+3}=10^9$$