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 online 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 TABLE METRIC (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.
TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES
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