Metric to imperial conversion


Metric to imperial conversion is straightforward if you know the relevant conversion factor.


Metric to imperial conversion examples


Mass

Conversion

factor

Example

Metric tons

to imperial tons

x 0.984

(approx)

1 metric ton

= 1 x 0.984

= 0.984 imperial ton

Kilograms to stones

(kg to st)

x 0.157

(approx)

1kg = 1 x 0.157 = 0.157st

Kilograms to pounds

(kg to lb)

x 2.205

(approx)

1kg = 1 x 2.205 = 2.205lb

Grams to ounces

(g to oz)

x 0.035

(approx)

1g = 0.035oz

(kilo denotes one thousand)



Distance (length/height/width)

Conversion

factor

Example

Kilometers to miles

(km to miles)

x 0.621

(approx)

1km = 1 x 0.621 = 0.621mile

Meters to yards

(m to yd)

x 1.094

(approx)

1m = 1 x 1.094 = 1.094yd

Meters to feet

(m to ft)

x 3.281

(approx)

1m = 1 x 3.281 = 3.281ft

Centimeters to inches

(cm to in)

x 0.394

(approx)

1cm = 1 x 0.394 = 0.394in

(centi denotes one hundredth)



Area

Conversion

factor

Example

Hectares to acres

(ha to ac)

x 2.471

(approx)

1ha = 1 x 2.471 = 2.471ac

Square meters

to square yards

(m² to yd²)

x 1.196

(approx)

1m² = 1 x 1.196 = 1.196yd²

Square meters

to square feet

(m² to ft²)

x 10.764

(approx)

1m² = 1 x 10.764 = 10.764ft²

Square centimeters

to square inches

(cm² to in²)

x 0.155

(approx)

1cm² = 1 x 0.155 = 0.155in²



Volume / capacity

Conversion

factor

Example

Cubic meters

to cubic yards

(m³ to yd³)

x 1.308

(approx)

1m³ = 1 x 1.308 = 1.308yd³

Cubic meters

to cubic feet

(m³ to ft³)

x 35.315

(approx)

1m³ = 1 x 35.315 = 35.315ft³

Cubic centimeters

to cubic inches

(cm³ to in³)

x 0.061

(approx)

1cm³ = 1 x 0.061 = 0.061in³

Liters to imperial gallons

(l to imp gal)

x 0.220

(approx)

1l = 1 x 0.220 = 0.220 imp gal

Liters to imperial pints

(l to imp pt)

x 1.760

(approx)

1l = 1 x 1.1760 = 1.760 imp pt

Note the conversion factors for liters to US gallons and US pints are approximately 0.264 and 2.113 respectively, i.e. 1l = 0.264 US gal = 2.113 US pints.



Speed

Conversion

factor

Example

Kilometers per hour

to miles per hour

(km/hr to mph)

x 0.621

(approx)

1km/hr = 1 x 0.621 = 0.621mph

Meters per second

to yards per second

(m/s to yd/s)

x 1.094

(approx)

1m/s = 1 x 1.094 = 1.094yd/s

Meters per second

to feet per second

(m/s to ft/s)

x 3.281

(approx)

1m/s = 1 x 3.281 = 3.281ft/s


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