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COMMON UNIT OF MEASURE CONVERSIONS



 
TYPE OF MEASURE
Length Square Measures Cubic & Volume Measures Weights Temperature
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COMMONLY USED ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviations may stand for singular or plural usage
cm = centimeter cu. = cubic ft. = foot gl. = gallon (US)
gr. = gram Imp. = Imperial in. = inch kg. = kilogram
km. = kilometer l. = liter lb. = pound m. = meter
mi. = mile oz. = ounce qt. = quart std. = standard
US = United States yd. = yard
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LENGTH MEASURES

      Common Usage     Reciprocal Value    
Type   1 ft. = 12 in..   1 in. = 0.0833 ft.   Abbr
    1 yd. = 3 ft.   1 ft. = 0.3333 yd.    
    1 rod = 5.5000 yd.   1 yd. = 0.1818 rods    
    1 furlong = 40 rods   1 rod = 0.0250 furlongs    
    1 mile = 8 furlongs   1 furlong = 0.1250 mi.    
    1 mi. = 5,280 ft.   1 ft. = 0.000189 mi.    
    1 mi. = 1,760 yd.   1 yd. = 0.000568 mi.    
    1 fathom = 6 ft.   1 ft. = 0.1667 fathom    
    120 fathoms = 1 cable   1 cable = 0.00833 fathoms    
    1 league = 3 mi.   1 mi. = 0.3333 leagues    
    1 nautical mi. = 6076.11 ft.   1 ft. = 0.000165 natical mi.    
    1 hand = 4 in. (equestrian)   1 in. = 0.2500 hands    
         
METRIC
    1 in. = 2.54 cm.   1 cm. = 0.3937 in.    
    1 ft. = 30.48 cm.   1 cm. = 0.0328 ft.    
    1 m. = 3.2808 ft.   1 ft. = 0.3048 m.    
    1 m. = 39.37 in.   1 in. = 0.0254 m.    
    1 m. = 1.0936 yd.   1 yd. = 0.9144 m.    
    1 rod = 5.029 m.   1 m. = 0.1988 rod    
    1 km = 1000 m.   1 m. = 0.001 km.    
    1 km = 0.621 mi.   1 mi. = 1.6103 km.    
         
         



 

SQUARE MEASURES

      Common Usage     Reciprocal Value    
Type   1 sq. ft. = 144 sq. in.   1 sq. in = 0.0069 sq. in.   Abbr
    1 sq. yd. = 9 sq. ft.   1 sq. ft. = 0.1111 sq. yd.    
    1 sq. rod = 30.25 sq. yd.   1 sq. yd. = 0.0331 sq. rods    
    1 sq. mi. = 640 acres   1 acre = 0.0016 sq. mi.    
         
METRIC
    1 sq. cm. = 0.1550 sq. in.   1 sq. in. = 6.452 sq. cm.    
    1 sq. ft. = 0.0929 sq. m.   1 sq. m. = 10.7643 sq. ft.    
    1 sq. m. = 1.196 sq. yd.   1 sq. yd. = 0.8361 sq. m.    
    1 hectare = 2.47 acres   1 acre = 0.4049 hectares    
    1 sq. km. = 0.386 sq. mi.   1 sq. mi. = 2.59 sq. km.    
         
         



 

CUBIC & VOLUME MEASURES

      Common Usage     Reciprocal Value    
Type   1 cu. ft. = 1,728 cu. in   1 cu. in. = 0.0005787 cu. ft.   Abbr
    1 cu. yd. = 27 cu. ft.   1 cu. ft. = 0.0370 cu. yd.    
    1 cord (wood) = 128 cu. ft.   1 cu. ft. = 0.0078 cord    
    1 US std. gal. = 231 cu. in.   1 cu. in. = 0.00016 US std. gal.    
         
METRIC
    1 cu. in. = 16.39 cu. cm.   1 cu. cm. = 0.0610 cu. in.    
    1 cu. m. = 35.3357 cu. ft.   1 cu. ft. = 0.0283 cu. m.    
    1 cu. m. = 1.308 cu. yd.   1 cu. yd. = 0.7646 cu. m.    
         
DRY MEASURES
    1 qt. = 2 pints   1 pint = 0.5000 qt.    
    1 peck = 8 qt.   1 qt. = 0.1250 peck    
    1 bushel = 4 pecks   1 peck = 0.2500 bushels    
         
METRIC
    1 qt. dry = 1.101 l.   1 l. = 0.908 qt. dry    
    1 peck = 8.810 l.   1 l. = 0.1135 peck    
    1 hectoliter = 2.8375 bushels   1 bushel = 0.3524 hectoliters    
         
LIQUID MEASURES
    1 pint = 2 cup   1 cup = 0.5000 pints    
    1 qt. = 2 pints   1 pints = 0.5000 qt.    
    1 gl. = 4 qt.   1 qt. = 0.2500 gl.    
    1 gl. = 8 pints   1 pint = 0.125000 gl.    
    1 barrel = 31.5 gl.   1 gl. = 0.0317 barrel    
         
IMPERIAL & METRIC LIQUID MEASURE
    1 US gl. = 0.833 Imp. gl.   1 Imp. gl. = 1.201 US gl.    
    1 Imp. gl. = 4.546 l.   1 l. = 0.2200 Imp. gl.    
    1 l. = 0.264 US gl.   1 US gl. = 3.7879 l.    
    1 l. = 1.0567 qt. liquid   1 qt. liquid = 0.9463 l.    
    1 gl. = 3.7854 l.   1 l. = 0.2642 gl.    
         



 

WEIGHT MEASURES

      Common Usage     Reciprocal Value    
Type   1 lb. = 16 oz.   1 oz. = 0.0625 lb.   Abbr
    1 ton = 2000 lb.   1 lb. = 0.0005 ton    
         
METRIC
    1 oz. = 28.35 gr.   1 gr. = 0.03527 oz.    
    1 kg = 1000 gm   1 gr. = 0.001 kg.    
    1 lb. = 0.4536 kg.   1 kg. = 2.2046 lb.    
    1 metric ton = 0.9842 English ton   1 English ton = 1.016 metric tons    
         



 

Temperature

      Celcius or Centigrade     Fahrenheit    
Type   1 degree Celcius (C)  = 5/9 x (F - 32)   Abbr
    (9/5 x C) + 32  = 1 degree Fahrenheit (F)    




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