The basic prefixes in the metric system, from largest to smallest, are
(where Base represents the base unit, such as meter, liter, gram, etc.)
How can we memorize it?
An easy way is to remember the following spell:
King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk
Each of the above word's first letter can be imagined to stand for the first letter of each of these words:
Kilo Hecto Deka Base Deci Centi Milli