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# Convert kg to grams - Convert grams to kg

## Convert kilograms to grams and vice versa

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## Kilogram and Gram

A gram and a kilogram are units of mass in the international unit system, better known as the metric system.

### What is a gram?

A gram (abbreviated as g) is a very light unit of mass. It is so light that most things we use daily are often measured in hundreds or even thousands of grams. Examples of objects that weigh about a gram are a paperclip, a sugar packet, or a bill.

### What is a kilogram?

A kilogram (abbreviated as kg) is equal to 1000 grams and is one of the basic units of the metric system. This unit is widely used in daily life and science to measure heavier objects and substances. For example, a liter of water weighs about one kilogram.

### Conversion factor

It's easy to convert between grams and kilograms by multiplying or dividing by 1000. For example, if you want to convert 3 kilograms to grams, you multiply 3 by 1000 to get 3000 grams. To convert 4500 grams to kilograms, you divide 4500 by 1000 to get 4.5 kilograms.

`1 gram = 0.001 kilograms`

`1 kilogram = 1000 grams`

It's important to note that the metric system is a decimal system, which means that each unit is a power of 10. In addition to grams and kilograms, there are many other units of mass in the metric system, such as milligrams (mg), which is 0.001 gram, and tons (t), which is 1000 kilograms. This relative simplicity makes the metric system easy to use and understand.

Unit Milligram (mg) Gram (g) Kilogram (kg) Ton (t)
Milligram (mg) 1 0.001 0.000001 0.000000001
Gram (g) 1000 1 0.001 0.000001
Kilogram (kg) 1000000 1000 1 0.001
Ton (t) 1000000000 1000000 1000 1