The metric system has prefix modifiers that are powers of 10. A kilogram is 1000 grams A hectogram is 100 grams A decagram is 10 grams A gram is the basic unit of mass A decigram is 1/10 gram A centigram is 1/100 gram A milligram is 1/1000 gram

The metric system has prefix modifiers that are powers of 10.