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Measurement

You need to know the different units of measurement.

No matter what you purchase a measure is on it

You also need to be able to use them as easily as you use the multiplication tables.
Standard Measurement
Liquid
Linear
Weight

8 ounces (oz) = 1 cup

2 cups = 1 pint (pt)

2 pints = 1 quart (qt)

4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal)

12 inches (in) = 1 foot (ft)

36 inches (in) = 1 yard (yd)

3 feet (ft) = 1 yard

5280 feet (ft) = 1 mile (m)

16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)

2000 pounds = 1 ton (T.)

Most countries in the world use the Metric Unit of measurement.

Because it is based on base 10 it is a little easier to convert.

Many things that you purchase today are identified by both standard measurement and the metric system. Think of the 1 liter coke.

Metric Units
Length
Weight
Capacity
1 kilometer ( km) = 1000 meters (m)
1 hectometer (hm) = 100 meters (m)
1 decameter (dm) = 10 meters
1 decimeter (dkm) = .1 meter
1 centimeter (cm) = .01 meter
1 millimeter (mm) = .001 meter
1 gram (g) = 1000 milligram
1 milligram (mg) = .001 gram
1 kiloliter (kl) = 1000 liter
1 hectoliter (hl) = 100 liter
1 decaliter (dkl) = 10 liter
1 Liter (l) = 1 liter
1 deciliter (dl) = .1 liter
1 centiliter (cl) = .01 liter

Before you continue - you must know the different measures by heart. Memorize them!

Standard Linear
Standard Liquid
Standard Weight
Standard as Fractions
Metric

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