Last edited 01 Aug 2017

Conversion of units

Measurements of length:

  • 1 inch = 2.54 centimetres.
  • 1 yard = 0.91 metres.
  • 1 metre = 3.3 feet.
  • 1 mile = 1.6 kilometres.

Weights:

  • 1 gram = 1/28 ounce.
  • 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds.
  • Metric tonne = 2,205 pounds.
  • Imperial ton = 2,240 pounds.
  • 16 ounces = 1 pound.
  • 14 pounds = 1 stone.
  • 2,240 pounds = 1 ton.

NB: In the US, a ‘short ton’ is 2,000 pounds.

Liquid volumes:

  • 20 fluid ounces = 1 pint.
  • 2 pints = 1 quart.
  • 4 quarts (8 pints) = 1 gallon.
  • 1 litre = 1.75 pints.

NB: In the US, a pint is smaller – 16 fluid ounces. Therefore, a US gallon is also slightly smaller.

[edit] Find out more

[edit] Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki