# What is the prefix for 10 to the power of?

## What is the prefix for 10 to the power of?

SI Prefixes and Symbols Used to Denote Powers of 10

Prefix | Multiple | Symbol |
---|---|---|

hecto | 102 | h |

deca | 10 | da |

deci | 10-1 | d |

centi | 10-2 | c |

**What are the powers of 10 conversion prefixes?**

What is the list of the powers of 10?

– | Prefix Name | Common Name |
---|---|---|

10-1 | deci | one tenth |

10-2 | centi | one hundredth |

10-3 | milli | one thousandth |

10-6 | micro | one millionth |

**What power of 10 is Kilo?**

Table 5. SI prefixes

Factor | Name | Symbol |
---|---|---|

109 | giga | G |

106 | mega | M |

103 | kilo | k |

102 | hecto | h |

### What are the common prefixes that tell us the powers of 10 for metric units?

Powers of Ten – Metric Prefixes

Prefix | Symbol | Number |
---|---|---|

mega | M | 1,000,000 |

kilo | k | 1,000 |

hecto | h | 100 |

deca | da | 10 |

**What is the prefix for the power of 10?**

Prefix Multiple Symbol giga 10 9 G mega 10 6 M kilo 10 3 k hecto 10 2 h

**How to explain growing by powers of ten?**

Make sure students understand that each power represents an increase of 10 times the number. Tell students that they will now use the chart to help solve a set of problems involving multiplying by powers of ten. Write 3 x 10 to the one power on the board. Explain that because it is 10 to the one power, the problem is still 3 x 10.

#### How to use powers of 10 in math?

Use whole number exponents to denote powers of 10. Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place. Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

**How to write 3 x 10 to one power?**

Write 3 x 10 to the one power on the board. Explain that because it is 10 to the one power, the problem is still 3 x 10. Ask students for the answer. Write 30 on the board.