As with metric to imperial, you can easily convert imperial to metric given the right conversion factor.
Conversion factor |
Example | ||
Imperial tons to metric tons |
x 1.016 (approx) |
1 imperial ton = 1 x 1.016 = 1.016 metric ton | |
Stones to kilograms (st to kg) |
x 6.350 (approx) |
1st = 1 x 6.350 = 6.350kg | |
Pounds to kilograms (lb to kg) |
x 0.454 (approx) |
1lb = 1 x 0.454 = 0.454kg | |
Ounces to grams (oz to g) |
x 28.350 (approx) |
1oz = 1 x 28.350 = 28.350g |
(kilo denotes one thousand)
Conversion factor |
Example | ||
Miles to kilometers (miles to km) |
x 1.609 (approx) |
1mile = 1 x 1.609 = 1.609km | |
Yards to meters (yd to m) |
x 0.914 (approx) |
1yd = 1 x 0.914 = 0.914m | |
Feet to meters (ft to m) |
x 0.305 (approx) |
1ft = 1 x 0.305 = 0.305m | |
Inches to centimeters (in to cm) |
x 2.54 |
1in = 1 x 2.54 = 2.54cm |
(centi denotes one hundredth)
Conversion factor |
Example | ||
Acres to hectares (ac to ha) |
x 0.405 (approx) |
1ac = 1 x 0.405 = 0.405ha | |
Square yards to square meters (yd² to m²) |
x 0.836 (approx) |
1yd² = 1 x 0.836 = 0.836m² | |
Square feet to square meters (ft² to m²) |
x 0.093 (approx) |
1ft² = 1 x 0.093 = 0.093m² | |
Square inches to square centimeters (in² to cm²) |
x 6.452 (approx) |
1in² = 1 x 6.452 = 6.452cm² |
Conversion factor |
Example | ||
Cubic yards to cubic meters (yd³ to m³) |
x 0.765 (approx) |
1yd³ = 1 x 0.765 = 0.765m³ | |
Cubic feet to cubic meters (ft³ to m³) |
x 0.028 (approx) |
1ft³ = 1 x 0.028 = 0.028m³ | |
Cubic inches to cubic centimeters (in³ to cm³) |
x 16.387 (approx) |
1in³ = 1 x 16.387 = 16.387cm³ | |
Imperial gallons to liters (imp gal to l) |
x 4.546 (approx) |
1 imp gal = 1 x 4.546 = 4.546l | |
Imperial pints to liters (imp pt to l) |
x 0.568 (approx) |
1 imp pt = 1 x 0.568 = 0.568l |
Conversion factor |
Example | ||
Miles per hour to kilometers per hour (mph to km/hr) |
x 1.609 (approx) |
1mph = 1 x 1.609 = 1.609km/hr | |
Yards per second to meters per second (yd/s to m/s) |
x 0.914 (approx) |
1yd/s = 1 x 0.914 = 0.914m/s | |
Feet per second to meters per second (ft/s to m/s) |
x 0.305 (approx) |
1ft/s = 1 x 0.305 = 0.305m/s |
By working carefully through the lessons, you should now be confident about metric and imperial units.
Practice using the conversion factors to switch between the different units.
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