Use these online calculators to convert between milligrams (mg) and centigrams (cg). These Weight/Mass conversion calculators provide a quick and easy way to convert mg to cg, or cg to mg.
Enter your value in one of the conversion calculators below to convert mg to cg or convert cg to mg.
How to convert mg to cg: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert mg to cg". Enter a value in the mg field and click on the "Calculate cg" button. Your answer will appear in the cg field.
How to convert cg to mg: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert cg to mg". Enter a value in the cg field and click on the "Calculate mg" button. Your answer will appear in the mg field.
Both milligram (mg) and centigram (cg) are units of mass in the Metric System. So when you convert between these units, you are performing a conversion between two units within the Metric System.
Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself either with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.
The formula to convert from mg to cg is:
cg = mg x 0.1
The formula to convert from cg to mg is:
mg = cg x 10
Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between milligrams (mg) and centigrams (cg).
Task: Convert 250 milligrams to centigrams (show work) Formula: mg x 0.1 = cg Calculations: 250 mg x 0.1 = 25 cg Result: 250 mg is equal to 25 cg
Task: Convert 83 centigrams to milligrams (show work) Formula: cg x 10 = mg Calculations: 83 cg x 10 = 830 mg Result: 83 cg is equal to 830 mg
For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from mg to cg, and cg to mg.
|milligrams (mg)||centigrams (cg)|
|1 mg||0.1 cg|
|2 mg||0.2 cg|
|3 mg||0.3 cg|
|4 mg||0.4 cg|
|5 mg||0.5 cg|
|10 mg||1 cg|
|50 mg||5 cg|
|75 mg||7.5 cg|
|100 mg||10 cg|
|1,000 mg||100 cg|
|10,000 mg||1,000 cg|
|100,000 mg||10,000 cg|
|1,000,000 mg||100,000 cg|
|10,000,000 mg||1,000,000 cg|
|centigrams (cg)||milligrams (mg)|
|0.1 cg||1 mg|
|1 cg||10 mg|
|2 cg||20 mg|
|3 cg||30 mg|
|4 cg||40 mg|
|5 cg||50 mg|
|10 cg||100 mg|
|20 cg||200 mg|
|30 cg||300 mg|
|40 cg||400 mg|
|50 cg||500 mg|
|100 cg||1,000 mg|
|500 cg||5,000 mg|
|1,000 cg||10,000 mg|
The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between milligrams and centigrams.
A milligram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for milligram is mg. There are 1,000 milligrams in a gram.
A centigram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for centigram is cg. There are 100 centigrams in a gram.
There are 10 milligrams in a centigram.
There are 0.1 centigrams in a milligram.
This table provides a summary of the Weight/Mass units within their respective measurement systems.
|ounces||oz||US Customary Units (and Imperial)|
|pounds||lbs or lb||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 lb = 16 oz|
|stones||st||Imperial System||1 stone = 14 lbs|
|short tons||T||US Customary Units||1 short ton = 2000 lbs|
|long tons||long tn||Imperial System||1 long ton = 2240 lbs|
|micrograms||mcg or μg||Metric System||1,000,000 mcg = 1 g|
|milligrams||mg||Metric System||1000 mg = 1 g|
|centigrams||cg||Metric System||100 cg = 1 g, 1 cg = 10 mg|
|decigrams||dg||Metric System||10 dg = 1 g, 1 dg = 10 cg|
|grams||g||Metric System||1 g = 1000 mg or 100 cg or 10 dg|
|kilograms||kg||Metric System||1 kg = 1000 g|
|metric tons||t||Metric System||1 metric ton = 1000 kg|