The metric system is a decimal system. Proceeding from small to large, the multiplicative prefixes are as follows:

pico- is 0.000 000 000 001 of the basic unit

nano- is 0.000 000 001 of the basic unit

micro- is 0.000 001 of the basic unit

milli- is 0.001 of the basic unit

centi- is 0.01 of the basic unit

deci- is 0.01 of the basic unit

deca- is 10 times the basic unit

hecto- is 100 times the basic unit

kilo- is 1,000 times the basic unit

mega- is 1,000,000 times the basic unit

giga- is 1,000,000,000 times the basic unit

terra- is 1,000,000,000,000 times the basic unit

So in answer to your specific question, a milliliter is one-thousandth of a liter, or there are one thousand milliliters to a liter.

1000 milliliters (ml) is a liter(L).

1000mm = 1 meter

100mg = 1gram

1000ms = 1 second

1000ml = 1 liter

There are 1000 milliliters in 1 liter.

OR 1 milliliter is 1/1000 of a liter.

I think you have your answer.

"milli" means 1/1000th. Therefore there are 1000 milliliters in a liter

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