Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Basic Units of Measure - The Metric & Imperial Systems

The Metric System

Length Mass Volume & Capacity
1cm = 10 mm 1 gram = 1000 mg 1 litre = 1000 ml
1 metre = 100 cm 1kg = 1000 grams 1 litre = 1000 cm³
1 metre = 1000 mm 1 tonne = 1000 kg 1 ml = 1 cm³
1 km = 1000 metres


   

The Imperial System

Length Mass Volume & Capacity
1 foot = 12 inches 1 pound = 16 ounces (oz) 1 gallon = 8 pints
1 yard = 3 feet


1 stone = 14 pounds (lb)


 

Approximate Conversions between Imperial & Metric Systems

Length Mass Volume & Capacity
 
1 foot ≈ 30cm
 
 
1 pound (lb) ≈ 1/2 kg
 
1 gallon ≈ 4 1/2 litres
 
1 mile ≈ 8/5 km
 
 
1kg ≈ 2 1/4 pounds
 
 
1 pint ≈ 1/2 litre
 
 
5 miles ≈ 8km