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Measuring Systems

The following tables show both US and Metric measuring systems of Length, Weight and Volume in order of appearance. To convert from US to metric or vice versa, see the Conversion Tables topic [1].

Length

US Metric
12 inches = 1 foot 1,000 meters = 1 kilometer
36 inches = 1 yard 100 meters = 1 hectometer
3 feet = 1 yard 10 meters = 1 dekameter
5,280 feet = 1 mile .1 meter = 1 decimeter
6 feet = 1 fathom .01 meter = 1 centimeter
.001 meter = 1 millimeter

 Weight

US Metric
16 ounces = 1 pound 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram
2,000 pounds = 1 short ton 100 grams = 1 hectogram
2,240 pounds = 1 long ton 10 grams = 1 dekagram
.1 gram = 1 decigram
.01 gram = 1 centigram
.001 gram = 1 milligram

 Volume

US Metric
8 ounces = 1 cup 100 liters = 1 hectoliter
16 ounces = 1 pint 10 liters = 1 dekaliter
32 ounces = 1 quart .1 liter = 1 deciliter
2 cups = 1 pint .01 liter = 1 centiliter
2 pints = 1 quart .001 liter = 1 milliliter
4 quarts = 1 gallon 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter
8 pints= 1 gallon

 

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[1] Conversion Tables topic: http://www.cyclepedia.com/manuals/online/free/general-information/conversion-tables/

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