Milligrams to Grams

Milligrams to Grams Conversion

Grams: g

Milligrams to Grams

It is a conversion calculator that is used to convert the mass in milligrams (mg) to mass in grams (g). It is programmed with a single text field and two control buttons that execute independent functions of the calculator. The first procedure is to enter the value for conversion in the blank text field and then click the ‘Convert' button. This control is used to initiate the conversion from milligrams to grams.  The results will be shown below the controls in grams (g).

The bottom panel of the calculator indicates the method used in the conversion of milligrams to grams. If you want to perform new calculations, use the ‘Reset' button. It is used to erase all previous calculations from the converter.


Convert 2000 milligrams into grams


First, enter the value in milligrams (2000) in the blank text field. Click the ‘Convert' button to execute the conversion from milligrams to grams.  The result will be shown as;

Grams: 2 grams (g)


= 2000 mg / 1000

= 2 grams (g) 

How to convert milligrams to grams

This calculator uses a simple formula when performing the conversions from milligrams to grams

1 mg = (1 / 1000) g = 0.001 g

Therefore, one milligram is equivalent to 0.001 grams.

The mass in grams is calculated by dividing the mass in milligrams by 1000. It can be expressed as;

M (g) = M (mg) / 1000

Using the example above;

Convert 2000 milligrams to grams

The calculation will be;

M (g) = 2000 mg / 1000

= 2 grams (g)

How many grams in a milligram?

The mass unit conversion factor of milligrams to grams is 0.001. To determine the number of grams that are in milligram, we multiply the value in milligrams by 0.001

1 milligram = 0.001 grams

This implies that there 0.001 grams in one milligram.

Both milligram and gram are mass units in the metric system. The prefix "Milli" in the metric system means "one-thousandth of". When the prefix "Milli" is replaced with 1000, it makes one milligram to be "1000th" of a gram i.e. 1000 milligrams in one gram. Therefore one milligram is equal to a thousandth grams.

A milligram is mostly used in the field of pharmacy and medicine.  It is abbreviated as "mg" and there are one million milligrams in one kilogram.

A gram is a unit mass in the metric system that is one-thousandth of a kilogram. One gram is equivalent to the mass one cubic centimeter of one milliliter of water.