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Weights and Measures

The United States still uses the English system of weights and measures. The metric system is available, but people think quarts and inches, not liters and centimeters. The following charts convert between the English and metric systems for the most commonly used measures.

Length
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters (cm)1 centimeter = 0.39 inches (in) 
1 foot = 0.305 meters (m)1 meter = 3.28 feet (ft)1 foot = 12 inches
1 yard = 0.914 meters (m)1 meter = 1.09 yards (yd)1 yard = 3 feet
1 mile = 1.61 kilometers (km)1 kilometer = 0.62 miles (mi)1 mile = 5280 feet

Weight
1 ounce = 28.35 grams (g)1 gram = 0.035 ounces (oz) 
1 pound = 0.4536 kilograms (kg)1 kilogram = 2.2046 pounds (lb)1 pound = 16 ounces

Volume
1 gallon = 3.7854 liters (L)1 liter = 0.2642 gallons (gal)1 miles/gallon = 0.42514 km/liter
1 gallon = 4 quarts1 quart = 2 pints1 pint = 2 cups
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons1 teaspoon = 5 ml

 

 
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