U.S.  and Metric Measurements                


              U.S. Measurements             Metric
Length or Distance (Linear)    
1 inch   2.54 centimeters
1 foot  12 inches 0.3048 meter
1 yard 3 feet 0.9144 meter
1 mile  1,760 yards = 5,280 feet 1,609.3 meters
Square Measure (Area)    
1 square inch   6.452 sq. centimeters
1 square foot 144 square inches 929 sq. centimeters
1 square yard 9 square feet 0.8361 sq. meter
1 acre 4,840 square yards 0.4047 sq. hectare
1 square mile 640 acres 259 sq. hectares or sq.2.59 kilometers
Cubic Measure    
1 cubic inch   16.387 cubic centimeters
1 cubic foot 1,728 cubic inches 0.0283 cubic meter
1 cubic yard 27 cubic feet 0.7646 cubic meters
1 cord 8 cord feet 3.625 cubic meters
Dry Measure    
1 pint   0.5505 liter
1 quart 2 pints 1.1012 liters
1 peck 8 quarts 8.8096 liters
1 bushel 4 pecks 35.2383 liters
Liquid Measure    
4 fluid ounces 1 gill 0.1183 liter
1 pint 4 gills 0.4732 liter
1 quart 2 pints 0.9463 liter
1 gallon 4 quarts 3.7853 liters

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