# 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 tonsto 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

 Conversionfactor Example Hectares to acres(ha to ac) x 2.471(approx) 1ha = 1 x 2.471 = 2.471ac Square metersto square yards(m² to yd²) x 1.196(approx) 1m² = 1 x 1.196 = 1.196yd² Square metersto square feet(m² to ft²) x 10.764(approx) 1m² = 1 x 10.764 = 10.764ft² Square centimetersto square inches(cm² to in²) x 0.155(approx) 1cm² = 1 x 0.155 = 0.155in²

### Volume / capacity

 Conversionfactor Example Cubic metersto cubic yards(m³ to yd³) x 1.308(approx) 1m³ = 1 x 1.308 = 1.308yd³ Cubic metersto cubic feet(m³ to ft³) x 35.315(approx) 1m³ = 1 x 35.315 = 35.315ft³ Cubic centimetersto 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

### Speed

 Conversionfactor Example Kilometers per hourto miles per hour(km/hr to mph) x 0.621(approx) 1km/hr = 1 x 0.621 = 0.621mph Meters per secondto yards per second(m/s to yd/s) x 1.094(approx) 1m/s = 1 x 1.094 = 1.094yd/s Meters per secondto 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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