## Introduction

Conversion between metric units and customary units is really easy...as long as you use this chart:

This is the basic conversion between the two units of measures. This chart can help you to convert any other measure!

## Convert Metric to Customary

Let's say that a baby weighs 30 pounds.

How many grams does the baby weigh?

The first thing you do is look at the chart: we already know that one pound equals 454 grams. All we do now is just simply multiply 454x30=13,620 grams.

That means that the baby weighs 13,620 grams!

*Sheet 1 Learn the Conversion between Metric Units and Customary Units*

To start, memorize at least one identity for each of

ReplyDeletelength: 1 in = 2.54 cm

mass: 1 kg ≈ 2.20462 lbs

volume: 1 gal ≈ 3.78541 L

if you are feeling ambitious, add

area: 1 acre ≈ 4,046.86 m²

(which can be derived from length)

Learn the other SI bases as you need them.

One fact that seems to trip up a lot of people is:

1 mL = 1 cm³ or cc

so don't say you don't know now.

You'll also have to learn all the metric prefixes, (kilo, hecto, Chico, Zeppo, etc.) just like you learned 5280 ft = a mile, etc,

Then, use the factor-label method (also called unit factor method or dimensional analysis) to do conversions.

see Conversion Calculator .I also have many suggestions about the conversion through this Unit Converter.