Metric Dimensions

 

Length

 

  • 1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m)
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  • 1 meter (m) = 100 centimeters (cm)
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  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm)
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  • 1 millimeter (mm) = 1000 micrometers (µm)
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  • (micrometers were formerly known as microns (µ))
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  • 1 micrometer (µm) = 0.001 millimeter (mm)

 

Area

 

  • 1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 square meters (m 2 )
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  • Volume
  • 1 cubic meter (m 3 ) = 1,000,000 cubic centimeters (cm 3 )
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  • 1 liter (L) = 1000 milliliters (ml)
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  • 1 centiliter (cl) = 10 milliliters (ml)
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  • 1 milliliter (ml) = 1 cubic centimeter (cm 3 )

 

Mass

 

  • 1000 kilograms (kg) = 1 metric ton (a tonne) (m.t)
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  • 1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 grams

 

Nonmetric Dimensions

 

Length

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  • 1 mile (mi) = 5280 feet (ft)
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  • 1 mile (mi) = 1760 yards (yd)
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  • 1 yard (yd) = 3 feet (ft)
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  • 1 fathom (fath) = 6 feet (ft)

 

Area

 

  • 1 square mile (m 2 ) = 640 acres (ac)
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  • 1 acre (ac) = 4840 square yards (yd 2 )
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  • 1 square foot (ft 2 ) = 144 square inches (in 2 )

 

Volume

 

  • 1 cubic yard (yd 3 ) = 27 cubic feet (ft 3 )
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  • 1 cubic foot (ft 3 ) = 7.481 U.S. gallons (gal)
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  • 1 barrel of oil (bbl) = 42 U.S. gallons (gal)

 

Mass

 

  • 1 short ton (sh.t) = 2000 pounds (lb)
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  • 1 long ton (l.t) = 2240 pounds (lb)
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  • 1 pound (Troy) = 12 ounces (Troy) (Tr. oz)
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  • (Troy pounds are used for weighing gold, silver, etc.)
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  • 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz) (This is the more standard pound, the avoirdupois pound.)

 

Conversions

 

Length

 

  • inches * 2.54 = centimeters
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  • centimeters * 0.39 = inches
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  • feet * 0.30 = meters
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  • meters * 3.28 = feet
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  • yards * 0.91 = meters
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  • meters * 1.09 = yards
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  • miles * 1.61 = kilometers
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  • kilometers * 0.62 = miles

 

Area

 

  • square inches * 6.45 = square centimeters
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  • square centimeters * 0.15 = square inches
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  • square feet * 0.09 = square meters
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  • square meters * 10.76 = square feet
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  • square miles * 2.59 = square kilometers
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  • square kilometers * 0.39 = square miles

 

Volume

 

  • cubic inches * 16.38 = cubic centimeters
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  • cubic centimeters * 0.06 = cubic inches
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  • cubic feet * 0.28 = cubic meters
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  • cubic meters * 35.3 = cubic feet
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  • cubic miles * 4.17 = cubic kilometers
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  • cubic kilometers * 0.24 = cubic miles
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  • liters * 1.06 = quarts
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  • liters * 0.26 = gallons
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  • gallons * 3.78 = liters

 

Mass

 

  • ounces * 28.35 = grams
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  • grams * 0.035 = ounces
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  • pounds * 0.45 = kilograms
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  • kilograms * 2.205 = pounds