Living the in the US (or Liberia or Burma) you may find the premise of base 10 units confusing or frightening. But don't worry, our metric prefix calculator can help you make sense of your measurements and convert them to other magnitudes.
Not that all metric units have had it easy. The underpinnings of this system of standards, which make research and science easier to share across languages and cultures, didn't happen all at once.
This article goes through the most commonly asked questions about the formation, definitions, and uses of metric prefixes and units.