# How to Convert Milligrams to Micrograms

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Micrograms, abbreviated mcg, and milligrams, abbreviate mg, measure very small units of mass in the metric system. The gram is the basic mass unit in the metric system and "micro-" and "milli-" are prefixes that denote the size of the units. "Milli-" represents 0.001 and "micro-" represents 0.000001, meaning there are 1,000 micrograms per milligram.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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## Instructions

1. 1

Divide the number of milligrams by 0.001 to convert to micrograms. For example, if you have 34 milligrams, divide 34 by 0.001 to get 34,000 micrograms.

2. 2

Multiply the number of milligrams by 1,000 as an alternate method to convert to micrograms. In this example, multiply 34 by 1,000 to get 34,000 micrograms.

3. 3

Double-check your milligrams to micrograms conversion with an online converter. Enter the number of milligrams, press "Go" and the number of micrograms will be displayed.

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