# USING A CONVERSION TABLE (METRIC OR IMPERIAL)

Searching the web you will find a number of conversion table or calculation tools. Below is a basic table for metric to imperial measurements along with links to some of the better on-line calculators that will do all the work for you.

### IMPERIAL CONVERSION TABLE

The table that follows should help you quickly figure out your painting and decorating calculations. Some of the numbers that follow may not be for a DIY project but may be of interest to you anyways.

• Length

1 mile is equal to: 1760 yards
1 mile is equal to: 8 furlong
1 furlong is equal to: 10 chains
1 chain is equal to: 4 rods
1 rod is equal to: 5.5 yards
1 yard is equal to: 3 feet
1 foot is equal to: 12 inches

• Area

1 sq mile is equal to: 640 acres
1 acre is equal to: 4840 sq yard
1 sq yard is equal to: 9 sq feet
1 sq foot is equal to: 144 sq inches

• Capacity

1 gal is equal to: 4 quarts
1 quart is equal to: 2 pints
1 pint is equal to: 4 gills
1 gill is equal to: 5 fl oz
1 fl oz is equal to: 16 dram
1 US pint is equal to: 16 fl oz

• Weight

1 ton is equal to: 20 cwt (hundred weight)
1 ton is equal to: 2240 lb
1 quarter is equal to: 2 stone
1 stone is equal to: 14 lb
1 lb. is equal to: 16 oz
1 oz. is equal to: 16 drams
1 oz. is equal to: 437.5 grains
1 US ton is equal to: 2000 lb (short ton).

### CONVERSION TABLE METRIC

• Length

1 km is equal to: 10 hm (hectometer)
1 km is equal to: 1000 m (meter)
1 hm is equal to: 100 m
1 m is equal to: 10 dm (decimeter)
1 dm is equal to: 10 cm (centimeter)
1 cm is equal to: 10 mm (millimeter)

• Area

1 km2 is equal to: 100 hectares
1 hectare is equal to: 100 ares
1 are is equal to: 100 m2
1 m2 is equal to: 100 dm2
1 dm2 is equal to: 100 cm2
1 cm2 is equal to: 100 mm2

• Capacity

1 m3 is equal to: 1000 litres
1 litre is equal to: 1000 cc
1 litre is equal to: 1000 m

• Weight

1 tonne is equal to: 1000 kg
1 kg is equal to: 1000 g
1 g is equal to: 1000 mg

### CONVERSION TABLE (IMPERIAL TO METRIC)

• Length

1 mile is equal to: 1.609 km
1 yard is equal to: 0.9144 m
1 foot is equal to: 0.3048 m
1 inch is equal to: 25.4 mm

• Area

1 sq mile is equal to: 2.59 km2
1 acre is equal to: 0.4047 hectares
1 acre is equal to: 4046.86 m2
1 sq yard is equal to: 0.8361 m2
1 sq foot is equal to: 0.0929 m2
1 sq inch is equal to: 645.16 mm2

• Capacity

1 gallon is equal to: 4.5461 litres
1 US gallon is equal to: 3.785 litres
1 pint is equal to: 0.5683 litres

• Weight

1 ton is equal to: 1.016 tonnes
1 lb is equal to: 0.4536 kg
1 oz is equal to: 28.3495 g
1 US ton is equal to: 0.9072 tonnes

### CONVERSION TABLE (METRIC TO IMPERIAL)

• Length

1 km is equal to: 0.6214 miles
1 m is equal to: 1.0936 yards
1 m is equal to: 3.2808 feet
1 mm is equal to: 0.0394 inches/

• Area

1 km2 is equal to: 247.105 acres
1 hectares is equal to: 2.4711 acres

• Capacity

1 litre is equal to: 0.22 gal
1litre is equal to: 0.2642 US gal
1 litres equal to: 1.7598 pint/

• Weight

1 tonne is equal to: 0.9842 ton
1 tonne is equal to: 1.1023 US ton
1 kg equal to: 2.2046 lb
1 kg is equal to: 35.274 oz./

### TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES

Celsius to Fahrenheit
Deg. C x 9/5 + 32 = deg. F

Fahrenheit to Celsius
(Deg. F - 32) x 5/9 = deg. C

### SUMMARY OF CONVERSION TABLEMETRIC (AND OR IMPERIAL)

If you would rather have a tool that does the calculations for you then check out Mr Taylors web site.

On the other hand for those interested in reading more about a conversion table metric (or otherwise) then you might want to try this page.