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Conversion Table

pennyweights to micrograms
1 dwt 1555173.84 mcg
2 dwt 3110347.68 mcg
3 dwt 4665521.52 mcg
4 dwt 6220695.36 mcg
5 dwt 7775869.2 mcg
6 dwt 9331043.04 mcg
7 dwt 10886216.88 mcg
8 dwt 12441390.72 mcg
9 dwt 13996564.56 mcg
10 dwt 15551738.4 mcg
11 dwt 17106912.24 mcg
12 dwt 18662086.08 mcg
13 dwt 20217259.92 mcg
14 dwt 21772433.76 mcg
15 dwt 23327607.6 mcg
16 dwt 24882781.44 mcg
17 dwt 26437955.28 mcg
18 dwt 27993129.12 mcg
19 dwt 29548302.96 mcg
20 dwt 31103476.8 mcg

How to convert

1 pennyweight (dwt) = 1555173.84 microgram (mcg). Pennyweight (dwt) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Microgram (mcg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

Pennyweights: A Unit of Weight

Pennyweights are a unit of weight that are used for measuring precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum. Pennyweights are derived from the English word penny, which was the name of a coin used in the Middle Ages. The symbol for pennyweight is dwt.

Definition of the Pennyweight

The pennyweight is defined as 24 grains, which are each one seven-thousandth of an avoirdupois pound. The grain is equal to the troy grain, which is the smallest unit of the troy weight system. The pennyweight is one twentieth of a troy ounce and one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a troy pound.

The pennyweight is equal to about 0.0549 avoirdupois ounces or 1.5552 grams. The grain is equal to about 0.0648 milligrams.

How to Convert Pennyweights

Pennyweights can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert pennyweights to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

  • To convert pennyweights to avoirdupois ounces, divide by 18.2292. For example, 10 dwt = 10 / 18.2292 = 0.5486 oz.
  • To convert pennyweights to avoirdupois pounds, divide by 291.6667. For example, 5 dwt = 5 / 291.6667 = 0.0171 lb.
  • To convert pennyweights to tons (short), divide by 583333.33. For example, 20 dwt = 20 / 583333.33 = 0.000034 ton.
  • To convert pennyweights to kilograms, divide by 643.0149. For example, 15 dwt = 15 / 643.0149 = 0.0233 kg.
  • To convert pennyweights to grams, divide by 0.643. For example, 25 dwt = 25 / 0.643 = 38.8798 g.
  • To convert pennyweights to milligrams, multiply by 1555.1738. For example, 30 dwt = 30 x 1555.1738 = 46655.214 mg.

Where Pennyweights are Used

Pennyweights are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where pennyweights are used:

  • In most countries that use the SI system, pennyweights are not used for measuring weight, but only for measuring precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum.
  • In the United States, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.
  • In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.
  • In the United Kingdom, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.
  • In India, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.

History of Pennyweights

Pennyweights have a long history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some highlights of the history of pennyweights:

  • The pennyweight was originally based on the weight of an English silver penny, which was one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a Tower pound or one twentieth of a Tower ounce.
  • The pennyweight was used in different systems of measurement, such as the Tower system, the Troy system, the Avoirdupois system and the Apothecaries’ system. It varied from about 1 gram to about 1.7 grams depending on the region and the time period.
  • The pennyweight was standardized by royal statutes and international agreements in different periods of history. For example, in 1527 an act of Henry VIII fixed the pennyweight at exactly 24 grains; in 1828 an act of Congress adopted the troy ounce as the official unit of weight for coinage in the United States; in 1959 an international agreement defined the international avoirdupois ounce as exactly 28.349523125 grams, which made the troy ounce exactly 31.1034768 grams.

Example Conversions of Pennyweights to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of pennyweights to other units of weight:

  • 1 dwt = 0.0549 oz
  • 1 dwt = 0.0034 lb
  • 1 dwt = 0.0000017 ton
  • 1 dwt = 0.0016 kg
  • 1 dwt = 1.5552 g
  • 1 dwt = 1555.1738 mg
  • 1 dwt = 0.05 oz t
  • 1 dwt = 0.0833 lb t
  • 1 dwt = 24 gr

Micrograms: A Unit of Weight

Definition of Micrograms

A microgram is a unit of mass or weight equal to one-millionth of a gram. It is part of the metric system, which is based on powers of ten. The symbol for microgram is μg according to the International System of Units (SI); the recommended symbol in the United States and United Kingdom when communicating medical information is mcg. One microgram is equivalent to 0.001 milligrams or 0.000000001 kilograms. It is also equal to 0.000015 grains, which is a unit of weight in the imperial system.

How to Convert Micrograms

To convert micrograms to other units of weight, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. For example, to convert micrograms to milligrams, we divide by 1000; to convert micrograms to grams, we divide by 1,000,000; and to convert micrograms to kilograms, we divide by 1,000,000,000. Here are some examples of conversion factors for different units of weight:

  • 1 microgram = 0.001 milligram
  • 1 microgram = 0.000001 gram
  • 1 microgram = 0.000000001 kilogram
  • 1 microgram = 0.000000035 ounce
  • 1 microgram = 0.000000002 pound
  • 1 microgram = 0.000015 grain

Where Micrograms are Used

Micrograms are very commonly used in scientific and medical fields where precision and accuracy are essential. For example, micrograms may be used to measure:

  • The mass of tiny objects or substances, such as bacteria, viruses, DNA, hormones or pollutants.
  • The dosage of some medications, such as steroids, anticoagulants or chemotherapy drugs.
  • The concentration of some nutrients or toxins in food, water or air.

Micrograms may also be used in different countries for different applications. For example, in China, micrograms are used to measure the weight of silk; in India, micrograms are used to measure the weight of spices; and in Switzerland, micrograms are used to measure the weight of gold.

History of Micrograms

The origin of micrograms can be traced back to the development of the metric system in France in the late 18th century. The metric system was designed to simplify and standardize the measurement of length, area, volume and mass by using decimal units based on the meter and the kilogram. The gram was defined as one-thousandth of a kilogram, and the microgram was defined as one-millionth of a gram.

The metric system was adopted by many countries around the world over the next two centuries, but it also faced some resistance and opposition from those who preferred the traditional units of measurement. In some cases, the metric system was modified or adapted to suit local needs and preferences. For example, in Germany, the metric system was officially adopted in 1872, but some old units such as pfund (pound) and zentner (hundredweight) are still used today.

The International System of Units (SI) was established in 1960 as a modern version of the metric system that is based on seven base units: meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole and candela. The SI also defines several derived units that are combinations of the base units, such as newton, joule and watt. The SI is recognized as the global standard for measurement and is used by most countries and international organizations today.

Example Conversions of Micrograms to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert micrograms to other units of weight using the conversion factors mentioned above:

  • 2 micrograms = 0.002 milligrams
  • 5 micrograms = 0.000005 grams
  • 10 micrograms = 0.00000001 kilograms
  • 15 micrograms = 0.00000053 ounces
  • 20 micrograms = 0.00000004 pounds
  • 25 micrograms = 0.00039 grains
Micrograms also can be marked as Microgrammes or µg (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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