Ways to remember prefixes

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longjump
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Ways to remember prefixes

Postby longjump » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Does anyone have any good ways to memorize all the prefixes we need to know? Thanks

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Honestly there is no easy way to go about this, the best way is to brute force memorization of the set of prefixes. Maybe use flashcards?

705152867
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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby 705152867 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 pm

I don't think there's an easy method to learn prefixes...Encountering problems with prefixes definitely help you to become familiar with them, but just as you would study vocabulary you could probably apply those studying methods to studying prefixes and their meanings.

Sydney Aurelio_Dis4B
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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby Sydney Aurelio_Dis4B » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:14 pm

An easy way to remember prefixes is this saying " The Great Monarch King Henry Died drinking chocolate milk monday night peacefully"
T: Tera --- G: Giga--- M: Mega--- K: Kilo--- H:Hecta--- D: Deca --- BASE--- d: deci--- c: centi --- m: mili--- m: micro--- n: nano--- p: pico
10^12 --- 10^9 --- 10^6 --- 10^3 --- 10^2 --- 10^1 --- 1 --- 10^-1 --- 10^-2 --- 10^-3 --- 10^-6 --- 10^-9 --- 10^-12

Madeline Motamedi 4I
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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby Madeline Motamedi 4I » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:21 am

I believe so far we've only really conveyed from kilograms to grams then from grams to milligrams as well as liters to milliliters and also moles to mmoles, am I correct?

Daniel Chang 3I
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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby Daniel Chang 3I » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:40 pm

I also thought it was only mil, kilo and pico

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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:43 pm

Okay this is kinda dumb, but hey whatever works, right?

My (Mega) . 10^6
Kitten (Kilo) 10^3
Ben (Base) Null
Doesn't (Deci) 10^-1
Count (Centi) 10^-2
Much (Milli) 10^-3
Money, (Micro) - you just have to remember here micro comes after milli 10^-6
No (Nano) 10^-9
Problem! (Pico) 10^-12

basically I think of it like factors of 3 so we're starting from 6 and going down by three till we get to the base. then we're going to work our way back up to 3.. so -1, -2, (in the deci and centi) then we're back on track with the factors of three. So, -3,-6,-9...

I hope this helped!

Celine Hoh 2L
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Re: Ways to remember prefixes

Postby Celine Hoh 2L » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:13 pm

I used the Tune of Happy Birthday song!

Tera Giga Mega
Kilo Hecto Deca
Deci Centi Milli Micro
Nano Pico Hepto


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