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)

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