# How does the relationship between meters and milliliters help you understand the relationship between grams and milligrams?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 2, 2017

The relationship between a base unit and it's milli-base unit is always 1000, regardless of base unit, so understanding the relationship between meters and milliliters is the same as between grams and milligrams.

#### Explanation:

The key to understanding a base unit and its corresponding prefixes is given by this table:

This is the same for each base unit out there, so understanding the prefix attached to the base unit and its correspondence to the base unit will allow you to understand other base units with the same prefixes.