Example problems:

(1)

14 grams = ________ milligrams

(a) In changing from grams to milligrams, the change is from larger to a

smaller denomination with the difference being a thousand between the units.

Therefore, the rule will be:

Larger to Smaller

L S

=

Left to Right

L R

(b) Because there is a difference of 1000 between the units, the

decimal must be moved three places to the right.

14 grams = 14,000 milligrams

(2)

50ml = _____ L

(a) In changing from milliliters to liters, the change is from a smaller to

a larger denomination with a difference of a thousand between the units, therefore, the

rule will be:

Smaller to Larger

S L

=

Right to Left

R L

(b) Because there is a difference of 1000 between the units, the

decimal must be moved three places to the left.

50 ml = 0.05 liters

d.

Solve the following:

(1)

4000 mg =

__________g

(2)

0.04 kg =

__________mg

(3)

3.47 L

=

__________ml

(4)

142 mcg =

__________g

(5)

250mg =

__________g

(6)

3L

=

__________ml

(7)

1,450 mg =

__________kg

(8)

45kg

=

__________mg

(9)

0.25 g

=

__________mg

(10) 0.001 g =

__________mg

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