Metric Conversions

Below are the rules for converting metric and english systems of measurement.

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Centimeters .0328 feet
Centimeters .3937 inches
Feet 30.4801 centimeters
Feet/minutes .507 cent./seconds
Foot-pounds .1383 meter-kilograms
Gallons 3,785.4 cubic centimeters
Gallons 3.7853 liters
Grams .0353 ounces
Grams .0022 pounds
Inches 2.54 centimeters
Inches .0833 feet
Kilograms 2.2046 pounds
Kilometers 3,280.833 feet
Kilometers .6214 miles
Kilometers/hour 54.68 feet/minute
Kilometers/hour .6214 miles/hour
Knots 1.8532 kilometers/hour
Liters 1.0567 quarts
Meters 3.2808 feet
Meters 39.37 inches
Meters 1.0936 yards
Meter-kilograms 7.2307 foot-pounds
Meters/minute 1.667 centimeters/second
Meters/minute .0547 feet/second
Miles 1.6093 kilometers
Miles/hour .8684 knots
Miles/hour 1.6093 kilometers/hour
Miles/hour .447 meters/second
Ounces 28.3495 grams
Ounces 2.8349x10(2) kilograms
Pounds 453.5924 grams
Pounds .4536 kilograms
Quarts .946 liters
Quarts (dry) 67.2 cubic inches
Quarts (liquid) 57.75 cubic inches
Sq. centimeters .0011 square feet
Sq. kilometers .3861 square miles
Sq. kilometers 1.196x10(6) square yards
Sq. meters 10.7639 square feet
Sq. meters 1.196 square yards
Sq. miles 2.59 square kilometers
Sq. yards .8361 square meters
Yards 91.44 centimeters
Yards .9144 meters

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