Online calculator to convert milligrams to decigrams (mg to dg) with formulas, examples, and tables. Our conversions provide a quick and easy way to convert between Weight or Mass units.

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How to convert mg to dg: Enter a value in the mg field and click on the "Calculate dg" button. Your answer will appear in the dg field.


Conversion Definitions


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

What is a milligram (mg)?

A milligram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for milligram is mg. There are 100 milligrams in a decigram.

What is a decigram (dg)?

A decigram is a unit of mass in the Metric System. The symbol for decigram is dg. There are 0.01 decigrams in a milligram.


Conversion Formula


Let"s take a closer look at the conversion formula so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from mg to dg is:

dg = mg ÷ 100

Conversion Example


Next, let"s look at an example showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting from milligrams to decigrams (mg to dg).

Milligram to Decigram Conversion Example

Task: Convert 250 milligrams to decigrams (show work)Formula:mg ÷ 100 = dgCalculations:250 mg ÷ 100 = 2.5 dgResult:250 mg is equal to 2.5 dg
For quick reference purposes, below is a conversion table that you can use to convert from mg to dg.


Milligrams to Decigrams Conversion Chart

milligrams (mg)decigrams (dg)
1 mg0.01 dg
2 mg0.02 dg
3 mg0.03 dg
4 mg0.04 dg
5 mg0.05 dg
6 mg0.06 dg
7 mg0.07 dg
8 mg0.08 dg
9 mg0.09 dg
10 mg0.1 dg
20 mg0.2 dg
30 mg0.3 dg
40 mg0.4 dg
50 mg0.5 dg
75 mg0.75 dg
100 mg1 dg
250 mg2.5 dg
500 mg5 dg
750 mg7.5 dg
1,000 mg10 dg
2,500 mg25 dg
5,000 mg50 dg
7,500 mg75 dg
10,000 mg100 dg
25,000 mg250 dg
50,000 mg500 dg
75,000 mg750 dg
100,000 mg1,000 dg
250,000 mg2,500 dg

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

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UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
ouncesozUS Customary Units/Imperial System1 oz = 28.3495231 g
poundslbs or lbUS Customary Units/Imperial System1 lb = 16 oz
stonesstImperial System1 stone = 14 lbs
short tons (US tons)TUS Customary Units1 short ton = 2,000 lbs
long tons (Imperial tons)long tnImperial System1 long ton = 2,240 lbs
nanogramsngMetric System1 g = 1,000,000,000 ng
microgramsmcg or μgMetric System1 g = 1,000,000 mcg
milligramsmgMetric System1 g = 1,000 mg
centigramscgMetric System1 g = 100 cg
decigramsdgMetric System1 g = 10 dg
gramsgMetric Systembase unit
decagramsdag or dkgMetric System10 g = 1 dag
hectogramshgMetric System100 g = 1 hg
kilogramskgMetric System1,000 g = 1 kg
metric tons (tonnes)tMetric System1,000,000 g = 1 metric ton
gigagramsGgMetric System1,000,000,000 g = 1 Gg
teragramsTgMetric System1,000,000,000,000 g = 1 Tg

Note: For Weight and Mass conversions, US Customary Units and the Imperial System are equivalent.


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