A Simple Measurement Conversion Guide

The United States of America often uses a different measurement system than the rest of the world. While there are a few different units and systems of measurement in different parts of the world, a good portion uses the metric system.

This guide aims to help you convert from the measurement systems used in the USA to the more standard metric system.

Length

  • 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
  • 1 foot = 30.48 centimeters
  • 1 yard = 0.914 meters
  • 1 mile = 1609.34 meters, or 1.609 kilometers
  • 1 kilometer = .62 miles

Quantity

  • 1 ounce (fluid) = 29.574 milliliter        
  • 1 cup = 236.58 milliliters, or .236 liters, 140 grams (dry)
  • 1 pint = .47 liters
  • 1 quart = .946 liters 1 gallon = 3.785 liters

Weight

  • 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
  • 1 pound = 453.59 grams, or .453 kilograms
  • 1 ton = 907.19 kilograms, or .907 metric tonnes

Temperature

  • 32 degrees Fahrenheit = 0 degrees Celsius
  • Farenheit to Celsius formula: (x°F − 32) × 5/9 = y°C
  • Celsius to Farenheit formula: (x°C × 9/5) + 32 = y°F

On the Fahrenheit scale

  • Freezing point of water: 32 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Boiling point of water: 212 degrees Fahrenheit

For Celsius

  • Freezing point of water: 0 degrees Celsius
  • Boiling point of water: 100 degrees Celsius

Here are Some Other Useful Measurement Conversions

1 Cup is equal to

  • ½ pint
  • 8 fluid ounces
  • 16 Tablespoon
  • 48 Teaspoons
  • 237 milliliters

1 Tablespoon is equal to

  • 1/16 cup
  • ½ fluid ounce
  • 3 Teaspoons
  • 15 milliliters

Larger

  • 1 pint is equal to 2 cups, or .47 liters
  • 1 quart is equal to 4 cups, or .946 liters
  • 1 gallon is equal to 4 quarts, or 16 cups, or 3.79 liters

Convenient Conversions

  • ¼ cup is equal to 4 Tablespoons, or 2 fluid ounces, or 59 milliliters
  • ½ cup is equal to 8 Tablespoons, or 4 fluid ounces, or 118 milliliters

I hope you find this handy guide useful. I refer to it a lot when reading recipes from the USA. You can always buy Cup Measures or Teaspoon Measures.

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