The gram is the basis of metric weights, and is the weight of a cubic centimeter of distilled water at its maximum density, at sea level, Paris, barometer 29.922 inches.

Name.

Grams.

Grains.

Av. Oz.

Av. Lb.

Milligram(mg. )=

.001=

.01543

Centigram (eg.)=

.010=

.15432

Decigram (dg.) =

.100=

1.54323

Gram(g.) =

1.000=

15.43235=

.03527=

.0022046

Decagram (Dg.)=

10.000

=

.35274=

.0220462

Hectogr'm (Hg)=

100.000

3.52739=

.2204622

Kilogram (Kg.) =

1,000.000

35.27395=

2.2046223

Myriogr' m( Mg)=

10,000.000

=

22.0462234

Quintal (Q.) =

100,000.000

220.4622341

Tonneau (T.) =

1,000,000.000

=

2,204.6223410

The gram and the kilogram (called kilo) are the units in common use.