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What do the measurements mg and ml mean?

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The units of measurement mg and ml stand for milligrams and milliliters, respectively. Milligrams measure an object's mass, while milliliters measure the volume of liquids. The prefix "milli" means a fraction of a thousand, which means milligrams (1/1000 gram) and milliliters (1/1000 liter) measure very small quantities.

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These units are part of the metric system of measurement which originated in France at the end of the 18th century. Milligrams are mostly used in medicine to measure the dosage intake of tablets and pills, whereas milliliters are used in cooking to measure a liquid ingredient's volume, and in selling small- to medium-sized commercial beverages.

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    How do you convert milligrams to milliliters?

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    In order to convert milligrams to milliliters, one must know the density of the substance; if the density is measured in milligrams per milliliter, the milligrams of mass of the object being measured are divided by the density of the substance to determine the volume in millimeters. Because density is generally not listed in milligrams per milliliter, it is likely that some calculations must be done to convert the density into the appropriate units.

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    What is the conversion of mg to ml?

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    The conversion of milligrams to milliliters is dependent on density and can be found using the formula volume = mass/density, where the volume is in milliliters, the mass in milligrams and the density in milligrams per milliliter. The various densities of different substances give different mass to volume ratios.

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    How do you convert mg to ml?

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    To convert milligrams (mg) to milliliters (ml), the number of milligrams must be multiplied by the density of the liquid, which equals the volume in liters,and then divided by 1,000 to convert liters to milliliters. The density of each liquid is unique.

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    What is the difference between CC and mL?

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    CCs (cubic centimeters) and mL (milliliters) are both units of volume that are equal to each other, but derived from different base units. A volume in CCs can be converted to mL simply by multiplying by 1, because 1 CC is equal to 1 mL.

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