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Schedule B 2012 - Conversion Tables

Conversion Tables for Measures and Weights

 

Table 1. United States to Approximate Metric Equivalent

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inches
centimeters
2.540
inches
millimeters
25.40
square inches
square centimeters
6.452
square inches
square millimeters
645.2
feet
meters
0.3048
square feet
square meters
0.09290
yards
meters
0.9144
square yards
square meters
0.8361
ounces (avdp)
grams
28.35
troy ounces
grams
31.10
pounds (avdp)
kilograms
0.4536
long tons
metric tons
1.016
short tons
metric tons
0.9071
fluid ounces
milliliters
29.57
quarts
liters
0.9464
gallons
liters
3.785
bushels
liters
35.24
cubic feet
cubic meters
0.02832
cubic yards
cubic meters
0.7646
ounces per square yard
grams per square meter
33.91

 

Table 2. Metric to Approximate United States Equivalent

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centimeters
inches
0.3937
millimeters
inches
0.03937
square centimeters
square inches
0.1552
square millimeters
square inches
0.01552
meters
feet
3.281
meters
yards
1.094
square meters
square feet
10.76
square meters
square yards
1.195
grams
ounces (avdp)
0.03527
grams
troy ounces
0.03215
kilograms
pounds (avdp)
2.205
metric tons
long tons
0.9842
metric tons
short tons
1.102
milliliters
fluid ounces
0.03381
liters
quarts
1.057
liters
gallons
0.2642
liters
bushels
0.02838
cubic meters
cubic feet
35.31
cubic meters
cubic yards
1.308
grams per square meter
ounces per square yard
0.0295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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