# What is an example of a milligram?

For example: Niagara Falls is about a kilometre (kilometer) wide.

I would like an example of something that is one milligram.

thanks,

DK

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I'd expect a grain of sand to be on the order of a milligram.

Sand/rock is on the order of 3 times as heavy as water so a cubic centimeter of rock would weigh about 3 grams or 3000 milligrams. 1/3000 cm³ would be about 1 milligram.

That's probably pretty close to the size of a "standard" grain of sand.

And "Slim Jim" is incorrect. Grams, kilograms, milligrams, etc are most definitely measures of mass NOT weight or force.

The measure of force or weight in the SI system is Newton and its various prefixes. A kilogram/gram/milligram of mass "weighs" a kilogram/gram/milligram only in a gravitational field of 1 g. That milligram of mass would still be a milligram of mass on the surface of the moon, but its weight would only be about 1/6 milligram.

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• Example Of A Milligram

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• About 100 grains of rice (raw and dried) are one gram. If you could grind them to fine dust and divide it in 1000 equal parts, each one will weight a milligram.

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• Anonymous
10 years ago

well a killometre is a representation of a distance

a milligram is a representation of weight (NOT MASS contrary to popular belief) for example a piece of paper is probably a few 1000 milligrams.

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• you can use eye drop in term of milligram or medicine capsule

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• A grain of sand

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• Slim Jim is wrong.

Weight is measured in Newtons.

Mass is measured in kilograms.

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