Converting between Metric and U.S. Customary Unit Systems
The conversion between Metric Units and Customary Units can be done using the table below. The units relate to measurement of length, weight and capacity.
In this lesson, we solve problems on conversion between metric units and US customary units for length, weight, capacity and time.
A wooden stick is 29 inches long? How long is the stick in centimeters? Use the following conversion: 1 in = 2.54 cm.
1 in = 2.54 cm
29 inches = 29 × 2.54 cm = 73.66 cm
So, the length of the stick in centimeters is 73.66 cm
The weight of a sack of potatoes is 27 kg. How much would the sack of potatoes weigh in pounds. Use the following conversion: 1 kg = 2.2 lb
Given 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
27 kilograms = 27 kg/1 × 2.2 pounds/ 1 kg = 59.4 pounds
So, 27 kilograms = 59.4 pounds
The capacity of a can of syrup is 14 gallons. What is the capacity of the can of syrup in liters? Use the conversion: 1 gallon = 3.79 liters
1 gallon = 3.79 liters
14 gallons = 14 gallons/1 × 3.79 liters/ 1 gallon = 53.06 liters
So, the capacity of the can of syrup in liters = 53.06 liters