Sizes of Cells Flashcards

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What is the base unit for length in the metric system?

The metre (m).

How many centimetres are in a metre and how is it written in standard form?

There are 100 centimetres in a metre, written as 1 × 10⁻² m.

What does the prefix ‘milli’ mean and how is 1 millimetre written in standard form?

‘Milli’ means thousandth. 1 millimetre is written as 1 × 10⁻³ m.

How many micrometres are in a metre and how is it written in standard form?

There are one million micrometres in a metre, written as 1 × 10⁻⁶ m.

What is the meaning of ‘nano’ and how is 1 nanometre written in standard form?

‘Nano’ means billionth. 1 nanometre is written as 1 × 10⁻⁹ m.

How do you increase a number by one order of magnitude?

Multiply the number by 10.

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