Definition:Metric System/Scaling Prefixes/deka-

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Definition

deka- is the Système Internationale d'Unités metric scaling prefix denoting a multiplier of $10^1$.


Symbol

$\mathrm {da}$

The Système Internationale d'Unités symbol for the metric scaling prefix deka, denoting $10^{\, 1 }$, is $\mathrm { da }$.


Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {da} .


Also known as

Some sources give this prefix as deca-, but this is easily confused with deci-.

As a consequence, deka- is the preferred usage on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.


Sources