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Even though the U.S. is the only country that still uses the English System of weights and measures, we come face-to-face every day with metric measurements. Have you ever noticed the "3.78 Liters" on a gallon jug of milk? Check
this and other consumer products and you may be amazed at how much the Metric System is a part of our lives.

If you don't know the simple formulas for converting English measurements to Metric, or vice-versa, you will certainly run into problems in your business dealings as well as in your personal life. But, you can avoid these problems by using the following information in order to easily make the necessary conversions:

Conversion Formulas
To change English measure to Metric measure:
Inches into Millimeters-multiply the number of inches by 25.4
Inches into Centimeters-multiply the number of inches by 2.54
Feet into Meters-multiply the number of feet by 0.305
Yards into Meters-multiply the number of yards by 0.914
Miles into Kilometers-multiply the number of miles by 1.609
Square Inches into Square Centimeters-multiply the number of square inches by 6.45
Square Feet into Square Meters-multiply the number of square feet by 0.093
Square Yards into Sqaure Meters-multiply the number of square yards by 0.836
Cubic Inches into Cubic Centimeters-multiply the number of cubic inches by 16.4
Cubic Feet into Cubic Meters-multiply the number of cubic feet by 0.0283
Cubic Yards into Cubic Meters-multiply the number of cubic yards by 0.765
Pints into Liters-multiply the number of pints by 0.473
Quarts into Liters-multiply the number of quarts by 0.946
Gallons into Liters-multiply the number of gallons by 3.78
Ounces into Grams-multiply the number of ounces by 28.4
Pounds into Kilograms-multiply the number of pounds by 0.454
Tons into Metric Tons-multiply the number of tons by 0.907

To Change Metric measure to English measure:
Millimeters into Inches-multiply the number of millimeters by 0.039
Centimeters into Inches-multiply the number of centimeters by 0.394
Meters into Feet-multiply the number of meters by 3.28
Meters into Yards-multiply the number of meters by 1.09
Kilometers into Miles-multiply the number of kilometers by 0.621
Square Centimeters into Square Inches-multiply the number of square centimeters by 0.155
Square Meters into Square Feet-multiply the number of square meters by 10.8
Square Meters into Square Yards-multiply the number of square meters by 1.2
Cubic Centimeters into Cubic Inches-multiply the number of cubic centimeters by 0.061
Cubic Meters into Cubic Feet-multiply the number of cubic meters by 35.3
Cubic Meters into Cubic Yards-multiply the number of cubic meters by 1.31
Liters into Pints-multiply the number of liters by 2.11
Liters into Quarts-multiply the number of liters by 1.06
Liters into Gallons-multiply the number of liters by 0.264
Grams into Ounces-multiply the number of grams by 0.035
Kilograms into Pounds-multiply the number of kilograms by 2.2
Metric Tons into Tons-multiply the number of metric tons by 1.1

Example of converting- Remember the "3.78 Liters" on the milk jug? We can see by the chart that no multiplication is needed as 3.78 liters is equal to one gallon.