Metric Measure

Multiplied By

Equals U.S. Measure

Length

millimeter

x 0.0394

= inches

centimeter

x 0.3937

= inches

meters

x 3.2808

= feet

meters

x 1.0936

= yards

kilometers

x 0.6214

= miles


Area

sq. cm.

x 0.155

= sq. inches

sq. meters

x 1.1960

= sq. yards

sq. meters

x 0.3861

= sq. miles

hectares

x 2.4710

= acres

Weight

grams

x 0.0353

= ounces

kilograms

x 2.2046

= pounds

tonnes

x 1.1

= short tons


Volume

milliliters

x 0.0338

= fluid ounces

liters

x 2.1134

= pints

liters

x 1.0567

= quarts

liters

x 0.2642

= gallons

cu. meters

x 35.3145

= cubic feet

cu. meters

x 1.3079

= cubic yards


Temperature

centigrade

x 1.8(+32)

= fahrenheit

temperature


temperature

To calculate the approximate U.S. measure equivalent to a known metric measure, simply multiply the metric quantity by the conversion factor in the center column. Example: 38 kilograms = 84 pounds, approximately (38 x 2.2046 = 83.78).
U.S. Measure

Multiplied By

Equals Metric Measure

Length

inches

x 2.54

= centimeters

feet

x 30.48

= centimeters

yards

x x 0.9144

= meters

miles

x 1.6093

= kilometers


Area

sq. inches

x 6.452

= sq. cm.

sq. feet

x 0.0929

= sq. meters

sq. yards

x 0.8361

= sq. meters

sq. miles

x 2.59

= sq. kilometers

acres

x 0.4047

= hectares


Weight

ounces

x 28.3495

= grams

pounds

x 0.4536

= kilograms

short tons

x 0.9072

= tonnes


Volume

fluid ounces

x 29.574

= milliliters

pints

x 0.4732

= liters

quarts

x 0.9463

= liters

gallons

x 3.7853

= liters

cubic feet

x 0.0283

= cubic meters

cubic yards

x 0.7646

= cubic meters


Temperature

fahrenheit

32(/1.8)

= centigrade

temperature


temperature

To calculate the approximate metric measure equivalent to a U.S. measure, simply multiply the U.S. quantity by the conversion factor in the center column. Example: 563 miles = 900 kilometers, approximately (563 x 1.6093 = 906.04).
