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

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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

• 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

eg.

73 micrometres = 73 millionths of a metre

23 megawatts = 23 million watts

50 millilitres = 50 thousandths of a litre

2 terabytes = 2 trillion bytes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_prefix

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

• 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.

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

• 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.

• The metric scale.

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