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Convert mg to cg, cg to mg

Convert mg to cg

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Convert cg to mg

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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.

Conversion Formulas

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

Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between milligrams (mg) and centigrams (cg).

Milligram to Centigram Conversion Example

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

Centigram to Milligram Conversion Example

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

Conversion Tables

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from mg to cg, and cg to mg.

Milligrams to Centigrams Conversion Chart

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 to Milligrams Conversion Chart

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

Conversion Definitions

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between milligrams and centigrams.

What is a milligram (mg)?

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.

What is a centigram (cg)?

A centigram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for centigram is cg. There are 100 centigrams in a gram.

How many milligrams in a centigram?

There are 10 milligrams in a centigram.

How many centigrams in a milligram?

There are 0.1 centigrams in a milligram.

Understanding the Weight/Mass Units

This table provides a summary of the Weight/Mass units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit Symbol Measurement System Description
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