Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Metric And Imperial Units

Learning Objectives: Converting Metric And Imperial Units


  • To change units, you either multiply or divide.
  • When converting, the weight, the length or the capacity will always stay the same but because of the change in the measurement, the units would have to change too. There are different units now but it is still the same.

Here are some examples:

Because we know that 1 KG is 2.2 lb, we can convert pounds to KG by dividing, 33/2.2=15KG

Because we know that 1 gallon is 4.5l, we can convert gallons to Liters by multiplying, 3 x 4.5=13.5l

By Tayeba And Ziyan


  1. Well done girls. I like the way you linked to a full table of conversion values for people - that's really helpful!

    Why don't you tell everyone about Smoots?!

  2. Sorry - well done Tayeba & Ziyan - didn't mean to call you a girl Ziyan :)

  3. In my country, we use metric units, but right now I'm reading a novel by Jack Higgins, a british writer, and is full of gallons, pounds, ounces and feet... Thanks to your lesson and the tables you linked, will be much easier for me to understand!
    Thank you!

    Pablo Demarchi

  4. We are glad we helped you Pablo! Thank you for reading our blog, especially from another country!

  5. Hi I am Manasi from RIS. I really enjoy converting imperial to metric and metric to imperial. In Thailand, we use the metric system. I really like the metric system because it easy to use and its normally in 10s, 1000s etc. The information was very useful. Thanks.


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