 # Conversion of English/Metric Systems

## Changing length from the Metric System to the English system and vice versa:

• To change centimeters to inches, we multiply  the amount of centimeters times .3937
• To change inches to centimeters, we multiply the amount of inches times 2.54
• To change meters to feet, we multiply the amount of meters times 3.2808
• To change feet to meters, we multiply the amount of feet times .3048
• To change kilometers to miles, we multiply the amount of kilometers times .6214
• To change miles to kilometers, we multiply the amount of miles times 1.609

## Changing area from the Metric System to the English system and vice versa:

• To change square meters to square feet, we multiply the amount of square meters times 10.76
• To change square feet to square meters, we multiply the amount of square feet times .0929
• To change square kilometers to square miles, we multiply the amount of square kilometers times .3861
• To change square miles to square kilometers, we multiply the amount of square miles times 2.59

## Changing weight from the Metric system to the English system and vice versa:

• To change grams to ounces, we multiply the amount of grams times .0353
• To change ounces to grams, we multiply the amount of ounces times 28.35
• To change kilograms to pounds, we multiply the amount of kilograms times 2.204
• To change pounds to kilograms, we multiply the amount of pounds times .4536

## Changing capacity from the Metric system to the English system and vice versa:

• To change milliliters  to fluid ounces, we multiply the amount of milliliters times .0338
• To change fluid ounces to milliliters, we multiply the amount of fluid ounces times 29.575
• To change liters to gallons, we multiply the amount of liters times .2642
• To change gallons to liters, we multiply the amount of gallons times 3.785

## Changing temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa:

• To change Celsius to Fahrenheit, we multiply the Celsius temperature times 1.8 and then add 32.
• To change Fahrenheit to Celsius, we subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature and then multiply times .5555

(Submitted by: Cathy Pasinski; Last updated: October 19, 2009)