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Metric to Imperial Conversion Tables

  • Published: 2017-12-20 (Revised/Updated 2017-12-28) : Author: Disabled World : Contact: disabled-world.com
  • Synopsis: Our handy conversion tables show you the formulas to convert from metric system measurements to the imperial system and visa versa allowing you to do your own calculations for the conversion you need.

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Our handy conversion tables show you the formulas to convert from metric system measurements to the imperial system and visa versa allowing you to do your own calculations for the conversion you need.

Metric System

The metric system is a decimalised system of measurement in the sense that all multiples and submultiples of the base units are factors of powers of ten of the unit. Fractions of a decimal unit are rarely used.

The metric system, and metre was first fully described by Englishman John Wilkins in 1668 in a treatise presented to the Royal Society some 120 years before the French adopted the system. It is believed that the system was transmitted to France from England via the likes of Benjamin Franklin.

In the U.S. Americans frequently spell 'metre' as 'meter', and 'litre' as 'liter'; however 'metre' and 'litre' are the official BIPM names for these units.

Imperial System

Imperial units are the measurement units that were historically used in the British Commonwealth countries. They were very similar, but not identical, to the units that are still predominantly used in the United States. Some of the differences are:

Our handy conversion tables below show you the formulas to convert from metric system measurements to the imperial system and visa versa allowing you to do your own calculations for the conversion you need. Measurement conversions include weight, mass, length, volume, and temperature.

Metric to Imperial Conversion chart
Convert To Multiply by:
Kilometers Miles 0.62
Kilometers Feet 3280.8
Meters Feet 3.28
Centimeters Inches 0.39
Millimeters Inches 0.039
Liters Quarts 1.057
Liters Gallons 0.264
Milliliters Cups 0.0042
Milliliters Ounces 0.0338
Celsius Fahrenheit °C x 9/5 + 32 = °F
Kilogram Tons 0.0011
Kilogram Pounds 2.2046
Grams Ounces 0.035
Grams Pounds 0.002205
Milligrams Ounces 0.000035
Imperial to Metric Conversion chart
Convert To Multiply by:
Fahrenheit Celsius (°F - 32) x 5/9 = °C
Inches Meters 0.0254
Inches Centimeters 2.54
Inches Millimeters 25.40
Feet Meters 0.30
Yards Meters 0.91
Yards Kilometers 0.00091
Miles Kilometers 1.61
Ounces Milliliters 29.57
Cups Milliliters 236.6
Quarts Liters 0.95
Gallons Liters 3.785
Ounces Milligrams 28350
Ounces Grams 28.35
Pounds Kilograms 0.454
Tons Kilograms 907.18

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