Table of Measures

UNIT

Relation to other U.S.customary units

Metric Equivalent

LENGTH

 

inch

1/12 foot

25.4 centimeters

foot

12 inches

0.3048 meter

yard

36 inches or 3 feet

0.9144 meter

mile (statute)

5280 feet or 1760 yards

1.6093 kilometers

mile (nautical)

6076 feet or 2025 yards

1.852 kilometers

 

Volume or Capacity (Liquid Measure)

 

ounce

pint

29.574 milliliters

cup

8 ounces

0.2366 liter

pint

16 ounces

0.4732 liter

quart

2 pints or 1/2 gallon

0.9463 liter

gallon

128 ounces or 8 pints

3.7854 liters

barrel (oil)

42 gallons

158.99 liters

 

Volume or Capacity (Dry Measure)

 

cup

1/2 pint

0.2753 liter

pint

2 cups or 1/2 quart

0.5506 liter

quart

4 cups or 2 pints

1.1012 liters

peck

8 quarts or 1/4 bushel

8.8098 liters

bushel

4 pecks

35.239 liters

 

Weight

 

grain

1/7000 pound

64.799 milligrams

dram

1/16 ounce

1.7718 grams

ounce

16 drams

28.350 grams

pound

16 ounces

453.6 grams

ton (short)

2000 pounds

907.18 kilograms

ton (long)

2240 pounds

1016 kilograms

 

Geographic Area

 

acre

43560 square feet or 4840 square yards

4047 square meters

Cooking Measures

 

teaspoon

76 drops or 1/3 tablespoon

4.9288 milliliters

tablespoon

3 teaspoons

14.786 milliliters

cup

16 tablespoons or 1/2 pint

0.2366 liter

pint

2 cups

0.4732 liter

quart

4 cups or 2 pints

0.9463 liter