www.numberpower.org 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!