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Equivalents for Weight, Volume and Length

Equivalents for Weight, Volume and Length

Nonmetric to Metric

Metric to Nonmetric

Weight

1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz) = 0.454 kilogram (kg)

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

1 ounce = 28.35 grams (g)

1 gram = 0.035 ounce

Volume

1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts (qt) = 3.785 liters (L)

1 liter = 1.057 quarts

1 quart = 2 pints (pt) = 0.946 liter

1 pint = 16 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 0.473 liter

1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 16 tablespoons (tbsp)

1 fluid ounce = 29.573 milliliters (mL)

1 tablespoon =1/2 fluid ounce = 3 teaspoons (tsp)

Length

1 mile (mi) = 1,760 yards (yd) = 1.609 kilometers (km)

1 kilometer = 0.62 mile

1 yard = 3 feet (ft) = 0.914 meter (m)

1 meter = 39.37 inches (in)

1 foot = 12 inches = 30.48 centimeters (cm)

1 centimeter = 0.39 inch

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters

1 millimeter (mm) = 0.039 inch