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All about Units

With this section, we try to help you win the battle with the different Unit Systems, in particular the Metric and U.S. Customary system.  If you are interested to learn more about metric units, visit our page about units of the international system

 

Equivalent Units

U.S. CUSTOMARY SYSTEM   /   METRIC SYSTEM

UNIT RELATIONS TO
OTHER U.S.
CUSTOMARY UNITS
METRIC
EQUIVALENT
LENGTH
Inch 1/12 foot 25.4 millimeters
Foot 12 inches or 1/3 yard 0.3048 meter
Yard 36 inches or 3 feet 0.9144 meter
Rod 16-1/2 feet or 1/8 mile 5.0292 meter
Furlong 220 yards or 1/8 mile 0.2012 kilometers
Mile (statute) 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards 1.6093 kilometers
Mile (nautical) 6,076 feet or 2,025 yards 1.852 kilometers

           VOLUME OR CAPACITY (LIQUID MEASURE)

Ounce 1/16 pint 29.574 milliliters
Gill 4 ounces 0.1183 liter
Pint 16 ounces 0.4732 liter
Quart 2 pints or 1/4 gallon 0.9463 liter
Gallon 128 ounces or 8 pints 3.7854 liters
Barrel of wine 31-1/2 gallons 119.24 liters
Barrel of beer 36 gallons 136.27 liters
Barrel of oil 42 gallons 158.99 lit
  VOLUME OR CAPACITY (DRY MEASURE)
Pint 1/2 quart 0.5506 liter
Quart 2 pints 1.1012 liters
Peck 8 quarts or 1/4 bushel 8.8098 liters
Bucket 2 pecks 17.620 liters
Bushel 2 buckets or 4 pecks 35.239 liters

WEIGHT

Grain 1/7000 pound 64.799 milligrams
Dram 1/16 ounce 1.7718 grams
Ounce 16 drams 28.350 grams
Pound 16 ounces 453.6 grams
Ton (Short) 2,000 pounds 907.18 kilograms
Ton (Long) 2,240 pounds 1,016.0 kilograms
GEOGRAPHIC AREA
Acre 4,840 Square yards 4,047 square meters
 

 

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