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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.

## 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