# Metric conversions

1. Hi!

I am taking the NET on Saturday. Does anybody have a quick way to memorize metric conversions (milli and centi...)

Thanks

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3. Are you wanting to convert from milli to centi, or wanting to convert from metric to english etc?
4. I was looking thorough the book I have and there seemed to be alot of questions dealing with solutions that as nurses we would have to compute on the job. I know one question was dealing with ml's. I guess I really want to know who to compute this types of problems with the metric system.
5. If I understand you the conversions you want would be
1000 ml in a liter
1000 mg in a gram
5 ml in a teaspoon
15 ml in a tablespoon
by the way 1ml = 1cc
2.2 lbs per kilogram
1000 micrograms per milligram

Here is a site that gives common metric to metric conversions
http://tls.vu.edu.au/SLS/slu/Science...rsionIntro.htm
Another
http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/convers.html ( I like this one and it has quizzes and tutorials on math for meds)
another
http://www.tostepharmd.net/pharm/cli...asurement.html
6. Tracy,

I took the NET test last Tuesday and back in August (my school used a new version, so we had to retake even though we passed) and I didn't have any conversions on my test. That's not to say that yours won't, but on my two different versions, I didn't. Which was a good thing since I am currently enrolled in Chemistry and we just learned the conversions last Wednesday!!! Good luck on the NET~

Laura
7. to convert grams(g) to grains(gr) multiply number of grams by 15
1g=15gr

to convert grains(gr) to grams(g) divide number of grains by 15
15gr=1g

to convert grams to milligrams multiply the number of grams by 1000.(you can also move the decimal poing of mg 3 places to the right)1g=1000mg

to conver milligrams(mg) to grams(g) divide the number of milligrams by 1000( you can also move the decimall point of the mg 3 places to the left)
1000mg=1g

to convert grains to milligrams multiply the number of grains by 60
1gr=60mg

to convert milligrams to grains divide the number of milligrams by 60
60mg=1gr

to convert ounces(oz) to milliliters(mL,cc) multiply the number of ounces by 30
1oz=30mL/cc

to convert milliliters(mL/cc)to ounces divide the number of milliters by 30
30mL/cc=1oz

to convert liters to ounces multiply the number of liters by 32
1L=32oz

to convert ounces to liters divide the number of ounces by 32
32oz=1L

i hope this helps to me it is the quickiest way to learn it

Good luck
8. When I took my NET exam that was not on there; it's just basic math. Very basic math.
9. Quote from heygirl
When I took my NET exam that was not on there; it's just basic math. Very basic math.
I'm thinking the same thing; my NET didn't have anything but basic math; some decimals and fractions, but no conversions.