what is the measurement scale used in biology such as micrometers, nanometers and whats the scale?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    a meter is a thousand milimeter

    a millimeter is a thousand micrometers

    a micrometer is a thousand nanometer

    a nanometer is a thousand picometer

    a picometer is a thousand femtometer

  • 6 months ago

    The unit is the metre. Then there are prefixes added on to the start of the word 'metre' to denote the amount of metres, however these prefixes can be used for other units too. eg. the prefix 'kilo' means a thousand, if you add it on to the unit 'metre' then it's a thousand metres (kilometre), if you add it on to the unit 'watt' then it's a thousand watts (kilowatt).

    Tera - Trillion

    Giga - Billion

    Mega - Million

    Kilo - Thousand

    Milli - Thousandth

    Micro - Millionth

    Nano - Billionth

    Pico - Trillionth


    73 micrometres = 73 millionths of a metre

    23 megawatts = 23 million watts

    50 millilitres = 50 thousandths of a litre

    2 terabytes = 2 trillion bytes


  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    It all depends on whether one is examining elephants or viruses......

  • 6 months ago

    The scale is called the metric scale, where a meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in

    1 / 1,299 792,458 second.

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  • 6 months ago

    The scientific arena has long adopted the metric system as standards for measure, it is not a law, any standard can be used.

  • 6 months ago

    We use the same SI system as everyone else.

    > whats the scale

    one meter is a meter.

    one gram is a gram

    one second is a second

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    metric is the scale.

  • 6 months ago

    The metric scale.

  • Toruko
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    If you can see something in biology it has scale values.

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