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Metric to Standard Conversion Chart

Introduction

Comparing an unknown quantity to one already known is the measurement process. A numerical value with specific units is the measurement’s output. Here, you can find measure conversion tables to make it simple to change measurements between different units. Understanding unit conversion will be made more accessible by various metric conversion charts.

This article will include length, mass, area, volume, liquid volume, temperature, and time conversion charts.

Measurement Conversion Charts

Measurement Conversion Charts provide us with conversion factors for conversions metric to standard conversions or vice versa and serve as a reference for easy and quick calculations. 

The fundamental measurement units are mostly based on length, volume, time, weight, temperature and area. Some of the basic metric units include meters (m), kilograms (kg), seconds (s), kelvin (K), etc. Some of the basic standard units include inches (in), feet (ft), pounds (lb), pints (pt), etc.

Metric to Standard Conversion

The main difference between the metric and standard units is the terms and types of units used. The table below shows the metric and standard units used for length, mass, and volume. 

Measurement Conversion Charts for Length

The length/distance conversion chart provides the fundamental unit conversions for length in a clear and understandable format. The common units of length in the metric system are kilometers (km), meters (m), centimeters (cm), and so forth.

The table below shows the metric unit conversions for length.

Metric Conversions

1 centimeter = 10 millimeters1 cm = 10 mm
1 meter = 100 centimeters1 m = 100 cm 
1 kilometer = 1000 meters1 km = 1000 m

The table below shows the standard unit conversions for length.

Standard Conversions

1 foot = 12 inches1 ft = 12 in
1 yard = 3 feet1 yd = 3 ft
1 yard = 36 inches1 yd = 36 in
1 mile = 1760 yards1 mi = 1760 yd

The table below shows the metric to standard unit conversions for length.

Metric to Standard Conversions

1 millimeter = 0.039 inches1 mm= 0.039 in
1 centimeter = 0.393 inches1 cm = 0.393 in
1 meter = 39.37 inches1 m = 39.37 in
1 meter = 3.281 feet1 m = 3.281 ft
1 meter = 1.094 yards1 m = 1.094 yd
1 kilometer = 1093.6 yards1 km = 1093.6 yd
1 kilometer = 0.621 miles1 km = 0.621 mi

The table below shows the standard to metric unit conversions for length.

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters1 in = 2.54 cm
1 foot = 30.48 centimeters1 ft = 30.48 cm
1 yard = 91.44 centimeters1 yd = 91.44 cm
1 yard = 0.914 meters1 yd = 0.914 m
1 mile = 1609.3 meters1 mi = 1609.3 m
1 mile = 1.609 kilometers1 mi = 1.609 km

Measurement Conversion Charts for Area

The basic unit conversions for the area are provided in the area conversion charts. A two-dimensional shape’s area is the region that it occupies.

The table below shows the metric unit conversions for the area.

Metric Conversions

1 sq centimeter = 100 sq millimeters1 sq cm = 100 sq mm
1 sq meter = 10,000 sq centimeters1 sq m = 10,000 sq cm
1 hectare = 10,000 sq meters1 ha = 10,000 sq m
1 sq kilometer = 100 hectares1 sq km = 100 ha
1 sq kilometer = 1 million sq meters1 sq km = 1,000,000 sq m

The table below shows the standard unit conversions for the area.

Standard Conversions

1 sq foot = 144 sq inches1 sq ft = 144 sq in
1 sq yard = 9 sq feet1 sq yd = 9 sq ft
1 acre = 4840 sq yards1 acre = 4840 sq yd
1 acre = 43, 560 sq feet1 acre = 43, 560 sq ft
1 sq mile = 640 acres1 sq mi = 640 acres

The table below shows the metric to standard unit conversions for the area.

Metric to Standard Conversions

1 sq centimeter = 0.155 inches1 sq cm = 0.155 in
1 sq meter = 10.76 sq feet1 sq m = 10.76 sq ft
1  sq meter = 1.196 sq yards1  sq m = 1.196 sq yd
1 hectare = 2.471 acres1 ha = 2.471 acres
1 sq kilometer = 0.386 sq miles1 sq km = 0.386 sq mi

The table below shows the standard to metric unit conversions for the area.

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 sq inch = 6.452 sq centimeters1 sq in= 6.452 sq cm
1 sq foot = 929.03 sq centimeters1 sq ft= 929.03 sq cm
1 sq foot = 0.093 sq meters1 sq ft= 0.093 sq m
1 sq yard = 0.836 sq meters1 sq yd = 0.836 sq m
1 acre = 0.405 hectares1 acre = 0.405 ha
1 sq mile = 259 hectares1 sq mi = 259 ha
1 sq mile = 2.590 sq kilometers1 sq mi = 2.590 sq km

Measurement Conversion Charts for Mass

The table below shows the metric unit conversions for mass.

Metric Conversions

1 gram = 1000 milligrams1 g  = 1000 mg
1 kilogram = 1000 grams1 kg = 1000 g
1 tonne = 1000 kilograms1 tonne = 1000 kg
1 megagram = 1000 kilograms1 Mg = 1000 kg

The table below shows the standard unit conversions for mass.

Standard Conversions

1 ounce = 16 drams1 oz = 16 dr
1 pound = 16 ounces1 lb = 16 oz
1 hundredweight = 100 pounds1 cwt = 100 lb
1 ton = 20 hundredweight1 ton = 20 cwt
1 ton = 2000 pounds1 ton = 2000 lb

The table below shows the metric to standard unit conversions for mass.

Metric to Standard  Conversions

1 gram = 0.035274 ounces1 g = 0.035274 oz
1 kilogram = 2.20462 pounds1 kg = 2.20462 lb
1 kilogram = 35.27396 ounces1 kg = 35.27396 oz
1 tonne = 1.10231 ton1 tonne = 1.10231 ton

The table below shows the standard to metric unit conversions for mass.

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 ounce = 28.34952 grams1 oz = 28.34952 g
1 pound = 453.59237 grams1 lb = 453.59237 g
1 pound = 0.45359 kilograms1 lb = 0.45359 kg
1 hundredweight = 50.8023 kilograms1 cwt = 50.8023 kg
1 ton = 0.90718 tonnes1 ton = 0.90718 tonnes

Measurement Conversion Charts for Volume

The basic unit conversions for volume are shown in the volume conversion charts. Any three-dimensional object or solid shape’s volume is the space it encloses or occupies.

The table below shows the metric unit conversions for volume.

Metric Conversions

1 cubic cm = 1000 cubic mm1 cu cm = 1000 cu mm
1 cubic meter = 1 million cubic cm1 cu m = 1,000,000 cu cm

The table below shows the standard unit conversions for volume.

Standard Conversions

1 cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches1 cu ft = 1728 cu in
1 cubic yard = 46,656 cubic inches1 cu yd = 46,656 cu in
1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet1 cu yd = 27 cu ft

The table below shows the metric to standard unit conversions for volume.

Metric to Standard Conversions

1 cubic cm = 0.06102 cubic inches1 cu cm = 0.06102 cu in
1 cubic meter = 35.31467 cubic feet1 cu m = 35.31467 cu ft
1 cubic meter = 1.30795 cubic yards1 cu m = 1.30795 cu yd

The table below shows the standard to metric unit conversions for volume.

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 cubic inch = 16.38706 cubic centimeters1 cu in = 16.38706 cu cm
1 cubic foot = 0.02832 cubic meters1 cu ft = 0.02832 cu m
1 cubic yard = 0.76455 cubic meters1 cu yd = 0.76455 cu m

Measurement Conversion Charts for Liquid Volume

The table below shows the metric unit conversions for liquid volume.

Metric Conversions

1 centiliter = 10 milliliters1 cl = 10 ml
1 liter = 1000 milliliters1 l = 1000 ml
1 kiloliter = 1000 liters1 kl = 1000 l

The table below shows the standard unit conversions for liquid volume.

Standard Conversions

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons1 tbsp = 3 tsp
1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons 1 fl oz = 2 tbsp 
1 fluid ounce = 8 drams1 fl oz = 8 drams
1 gill = 4 fluid ounces1 gi = 4 fl oz
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces1 cup = 8 fl oz
1 pint = 2 cups1 pt = 2 cups
1 pint = 16 fluid ounces1 pt = 16 fl oz
1 quart = 2 pints1 qt = 2 pt
1 gallon = 4 quarts1 gal = 4 qt
1 gallon = 128 fluid ounces1 gal = 128 fl oz

The table below shows the metric to standard unit conversions for liquid volume.

Metric to Standard Conversions

1 milliliter = 0.033814 fluid ounces1 ml = 0.033814 fl oz
1 liter = 33.814022 fluid ounces1 l = 33.814022 fl oz
1 liter = 2.113376 pints1 l = 2.113376 pt
1 kiloliter = 264.1721 gallons1 kl = 264.1721 gal

The table below shows the standard to metric unit conversions for liquid volume.

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 fluid ounce = 29.57353 milliliters1 fl oz = 29.57353 ml
1 pint = 473.17648 milliliters1 pt = 473.17648 ml
1 pint = 0.47318 liters1 pt = 0.47318 l
1 gallon = 3.7854 liters1 gallon = 3.7854 l

Metric Conversion Chart for Temperature

The table below shows the metric conversion chart for temperature.

Metric Conversion Chart for Temperature

1 Celsius = 274.15 Kelvin1 C = 274.15 K
1 Celsius = 33.8 Fahrenheit1 C = 33.8 F
1 Kelvin = -2.72.15 Celsius1 K = -2.72.15 C
1 Kelvin = -457.87 Fahrenheit1 K = -457.87 F
1 Fahrenheit = -17.22 Celsius1 F = -17.22 C
1 Fahrenheit = 255.93 Kelvin1 F = 255.93 K

Metric Conversion Chart for Time

The table below shows the metric conversion chart for time.

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 hour = 60 minutes1 hr = 60 min
1 minute = 60 seconds1 min = 60 s
1 hour = 3600 seconds1 hr = 3600 s
1 day = 24 hours1 day = 24 hrs

Examples 

Example 1

Convert 10 meters into inches.

Solution

We know 1 m = 39.37 inches from the metric to the standard conversion chart.

Hence, 

10 m = 10 × 39.37 inches = 393.7 inches

Therefore, 10 meters equals 393.7 inches or 10 m = 393.7 in.

Example 2

What is 25 kg in pounds?

Solution

From the metric to standard conversion table, we know that 1 kilogram = 2.20462 pounds.

Thus, we have,

25 kg = 25 × 2.20262 lb. = 55.0655 lb.

Therefore, 25 kilograms is equal to 55.1155 pounds or 25 kg = 55.0655 lb.

Example 3

A group of tourists travelled 3 miles. Calculate how much distance they travelled in kilometers.

Solution

About the standard to metric conversion for length, 1 mile = 1.609 kilometers.

Thus, we have,

3 miles = 3 × 1.609 kilometers =  4.83 kilometers

Therefore, the tourists travelled 3 miles or 4.83 kilometers or 3 mi = 4.83 km.

Example 4

Convert the following using metric to standard conversion charts.

( a ) 30 grams to ounces
( b ) 15 cubic meters to cubic feet
( c ) 20 sq meters to yards
( d ) 18 kilometers to yards
( e ) 33 liters to pints

Solution

( a ) 30 grams to ounces

From the metric to standard conversion chart for mass, we know that 1 gram = 0.035274 ounces.

Hence, we have,

30 grams = 30 × 0.035274 ounces = 1.05822 ounces

Therefore, 30 grams equals 1.05822 ounces or 30 g = 1.05822 oz. 

( b ) 15 cubic meters to cubic feet

From the metric to standard conversion chart for mass, we know that 1 cubic meter = 35.31467 cubic feet.

Thus, we have,

15 cubic meters = 15 × 35.31467 cubic feet = 529.72009 cubic feet

Therefore, 15 cubic meters is equal to 529.72009 cubic feet or 15 cu m = 529.72009 cu ft. 

( c ) 20 sq meters to sq yards

From the metric to standard conversion chart for mass, we know that 1  sq meter = 1.196 sq yards.

Hence, we have,

20 sq meters = 20 × 1.196 sq yards = 23.92 sq yards

Therefore, 20 sq meters equals 23.92 sq yards or 20 sq m = 23.92 sq yd. 

( d ) 18 kilometers to yards

From the metric to standard conversion chart for mass, we know that 1 kilometer = 1093.6 yards.

Hence, we have,

18 kilometers = 18 × 1093.6  yards = 19684.8 yards

Therefore, 18 kilometers is equal to 19684.8 yards or 18 km = 19684.8 yd. 

( e ) 33 liters to pints

From the metric to standard conversion chart for mass, we know that 1 liter = 2.113376 pints.

Hence, we have,

33 liters = 33 × 2.113376 pints = 69.74 pints

Therefore, 33 liters equals 69.74 pints or 33 l = 69.74 pt.

Example 5

Covert the following using the above standard to metric conversion charts.

( a ) 5 pint to milliliters
( b ) 12 cubic inches to cubic centimeters
( c ) 43 yards to meters
( d ) 22 sq mile to hectares
( e ) 5 cubic yards to cubic meters

Solution

( a ) 5 pint to milliliters

Using the standard to metric conversion chart, we know that 1 pint = 473.17648 milliliters.

Thus, we have,

5 pint = 5 × 473.17648 milliliters = 2365. 8824 milliliters

Therefore, 5 pints is equal to 2365.8824 milliliters or 5 pt = 2365.8824 ml

( b ) 12 cubic inch to cubic centimeters

Using the standard to metric conversion chart, we know that 1 cubic inch = 16.38706 cubic centimeters.

Thus, we have,

12 cubic inch = 12 × 16.38706 cubic centimeters = 196.64472 cubic centimeters

Therefore, 12 cubic inches is equal to 196.64472 cubic centimeters or 12 cu in = 196.64472 cu cm. 

( c ) 43 yards to meters

Using the standard to metric conversion chart, we know that 1 yard = 0.914 meters 

Thus, we have,

43 yards = 43 × 0.914 meters =  39.302 meters

Therefore, 43 yards equals 39.302 meters or 43 yd = 39.302 m. 

( d ) 22 sq mile to hectares

Using the standard to metric conversion chart, we know that 1 sq miles = 259 hectares.

Thus, we have,

22 sq mile = 22 × 259 hectares =  5698 hectares

Therefore, 22 sq mile equals 5698 hectares or 22 sq mi = 5698 ha. 

( e ) 5 cubic yards to cubic meters

Using the standard to metric conversion chart, we know that 1 cubic yard = 0.76455 cubic meters.

Thus, we have,

5 cubic yards =5 × 0.76455 cubic meters =  3.82275 cubic meters

Therefore, 5 cubic yards is equal to 3.82275 cubic meters or 5 cu yd = 3.82275 cu m.

Summary

Comparing an unknown quantity to one already known is the measurement process. A numerical value with specific units is the measurement’s output.

Measure Conversion Charts provide us with conversion factors for conversions metric to standard conversions or vice versa and serve as a reference for easy and quick calculations. 

The fundamental measurement units are mostly based on length, volume, time, weight, temperature, and area. Some of the basic metric units include meters (m), kilograms (kg), seconds (s), kelvin (K), etc. Some of the basic standard units include inches (in), feet (ft), pounds (lb), pints (pt), etc.

The main difference between the metric and standard units is the terms and types of units used. The table below shows the metric and standard units used for length, mass, and volume. 

Frequently Asked Questions on Metric to Standard Conversion Chart ( FAQs )

What are the different units of measurement and abbreviations?

The table below shows the different units of measurement and their abbreviations.

AbbreviationsUnit of Measurement
mgmilligrams
ggrams
kgkilograms
cgcentigrams
lbspounds
ozounces
ttonnes
cmcentimeters
mmeters
kmkilometers
mmmillimeters
mimiles
ydyards
ftfeet/foot
ininches
lliters
mlmilliliters
klkiloliters
fl ozfluid ounce
ccup
ptpint
qtquart
galgallon
KKelvin
°FFahrenheit
°CCelsius

What is the metric to standard conversion for length?

The table below shows the metric to standard unit conversions for length.

Metric to Standard Conversions

1 millimeter = 0.039 inches1 mm= 0.039 in
1 centimeter = 0.393 inches1 cm = 0.393 in
1 meter = 39.37 inches1 m = 39.37 in
1 meter = 3.281 feet1 m = 3.281 ft
1 meter = 1.094 yards1 m = 1.094 yd
1 kilometer = 1093.6 yards1 km = 1093.6 yd
1 kilometer = 0.621 miles1 km = 0.621 mi

What is the standard to metric conversion for the area?

Standard to Metric Conversions

1 sq inch = 6.452 sq centimeters1 sq in= 6.452 sq cm
1 sq foot = 929.03 sq centimeters1 sq ft= 929.03 sq cm
1 sq foot = 0.093 sq meters1 sq ft= 0.093 sq m
1 sq yard = 0.836 sq meters1 sq yd = 0.836 sq m
1 acre = 0.405 hectares1 acre = 0.405 ha
1 sq mile = 259 hectares1 sq mi = 259 ha
1 sq mile = 2.590 sq kilometers1 sq mi = 2.590 sq km

What is the standard to metric conversion for volume?

Metric to Standard Conversions

1 cubic cm = 0.06102 cubic inches1 cu cm = 0.06102 cu in
1 cubic meter = 35.31467 cubic feet1 cu m = 35.31467 cu ft
1 cubic meter = 1.30795 cubic yards1 cu m = 1.30795 cu yd

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