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# Unit Converter

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Table of Content

 1 History of the Metric System: 2 How To Do Measurement Conversion With This Metric Conversion Calculator 3 Metric Measurement Conversions 4 Why Is Measurement Important In Our Daily Life? 5 How Do I Convert Metric To Standard? 6 What Are The Main Units Of Length In The US? 7 What Are Standard Units Of Measurement?
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The conversion calculator is a smart tool that helps to perform measurement conversions between the different units of measurements within different measure systems.

This unit measurement calculator provides you with a basic understanding of the systems that currently in use throughout the world.

## History of the Metric System:

In 1975, the government of French officially adopted the metric system of measurement. Gabriel Mouton (a church vicar in Lyons), France, is named as the founding father of the metric system. In 1670, Gabriel did a great job as he proposed a decimal system of measurement, which the French scientists would couple of years further refining.

In 1790, the National Assembly of France (French: Assemblée nationale) called for an invariable standard of measurements and weights having as its basis a unit of length that depends on the Earth’s circumference. As a convenience the system of measurements would be decimal based along with larger & smaller multiples of each unit that arrived by dividing & multiplying by 10 and its powers.

### How To Do Measurement Conversion With This Metric Conversion Calculator:

Converting measurements becomes easy with the assistance of this tool; this converter for units will do unit converter corresponding to measurement standard systems. Let’s take a look how it works:

This express version of unit conversion calculator packed with a six conversion converters, these are:

• Length
• Temperature
• Area
• Volume
• Weight
• Time

So, if you want to perform measurement conversion with this measurement calculator, then simply stick to the mentioned steps:

• All you need to make a click on the tab for which you want to perform measurements conversion
• Very next, you ought to select the unit from the left drop down box for which you want to convert from and enter the value of this selected unit into the given field
• Then, you ought to select the unit from the right drop-down box for which you want to get conversions
• Once done, the unit measurement converter calculator perform quick real-time conversions

## Metric Measurement Conversions:

A list of metric unit conversions is provided in the given metric unit conversion table:

Common equivalents and conversion factors for U.S. Customary and SI systems
approximate common equivalents
*Common term not used in SI.
**Exact.
Source: National Bureau of Standards Wall Chart.
1 inch = 25 millimetres
1 foot = 0.3 metre
1 yard = 0.9 metre
1 mile = 1.6 kilometres
1 square inch = 6.5 square centimetres
1 square foot = 0.09 square metre
1 square yard = 0.8 square metre
1 acre = 0.4 hectare*
1 cubic inch = 16 cubic centimetres
1 cubic foot = 0.03 cubic metre
1 cubic yard = 0.8 cubic metre
1 quart (liq) = 1 litre*
1 gallon = 0.004 cubic metre
1 ounce (avdp) = 28 grams
1 pound (avdp) = 0.45 kilogram
1 horsepower = 0.75 kilowatt
1 millimetre = 0.04 inch
1 metre = 3.3 feet
1 metre = 1.1 yards
1 kilometre = 0.6 mile (statute)
1 square centimetre = 0.16 square inch
1 square metre = 11 square feet
1 square metre = 1.2 square yards
1 hectare* = 2.5 acres
1 cubic centimetre = 0.06 cubic inch
1 cubic metre = 35 cubic feet
1 cubic metre = 1.3 cubic yards
1 litre* = 1 quart (liq)
1 cubic metre = 264 gallons
1 gram = 0.035 ounce (avdp)
1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds (avdp)
1 kilowatt = 1.3 horsepower
conversions accurate within 10 parts per million
inches × 25.4** = millimetres
feet × 0.3048** = metres
yards × 0.9144** = metres
miles × 1.60934 = kilometres
square inches × 6.4516** = square centimetres
square feet × 0.0929030 = square metres
square yards × 0.836127 = square metres
acres × 0.404686 = hectares
cubic inches × 16.3871 = cubic centimetres
cubic feet × 0.0283168 = cubic metres
cubic yards × 0.764555 = cubic metres
quarts (liq) × 0.946353 = litres
gallons × 0.00378541 = cubic metres
ounces (avdp) × 28.3495 = grams
pounds (avdp) × 0.453592 = kilograms
horsepower × 0.745700 = kilowatts
millimetres × 0.0393701 = inches
metres × 3.28084 = feet
metres × 1.09361 = yards
kilometres × 0.621371 = miles (statute)
square centimetres × 0.155000 = square inches
square metres × 10.7639 = square feet
square metres × 1.19599 = square yards
hectares × 2.47105 = acres
cubic centimetres × 0.0610237 = cubic inches
cubic metres × 35.3147 = cubic feet
cubic metres × 1.30795 = cubic yards
litres × 1.05669 = quarts (liq)
cubic metres × 264.172 = gallons
grams × 0.0352740 = ounces (avdp)
kilograms × 2.20462 = pounds (avdp)
kilowatts × 1.34102 = horsepower

## FAQ’s

### Why Is Measurement Important In Our Daily Life?

No doubt, measurements are something that provides a standard for everyday things and processes. There are certain units from weight, length, temperature, even time is a measurement units and it does play a crucial role in our daily lives. Also, we use a measurement of money or currency.

### How Do I Convert Metric To Standard?

The easiest and simplest way is to use the metric to standard conversion tables.

### What Are The Main Units Of Length In The US?

For measuring the length units, the U.S. customary measurement system uses the foot, yard, inch, an mile, these are the only four main customary length measurements in that use in daily lives. Since 1959, these have been stated on the basis of 1 yard = 0.9144 m, which except for some applications in surveying.

### What Is Metric To English Conversion?

All you need to stick to the metric to English conversion chart to perform these conversions.

### What Are Standard Units Of Measurement?

A standard unit of measurement is said to a quantifiable language that assists everyone to understand the association of the object with the measurement.

In the U.S measurements, it is expressed feet, inches, and pounds, while in metric system, centimeters, meters, and kilograms.