Metric Conversions

Internationally, the metric system is applied to weights and measures. Weights for baggage, fruits and vegetables, and even eggs (sold by the kilo, not by the dozen) are measured in kilograms. Distances are measured in kilometers. Gas is sold by the liter (slightly more than a quart), not by the gallon. Land areas are measured in hectares. A kilo is approximately 2.2 pounds; a meter is slightly longer than a yard; a liter is slightly more than a quart.

                                                                                                                     Weight
1 pound 0.45 kilogram
1 kilogram 2.2 pounds
2.2 pounds 1000 grams (1 kilo)
1 pound 450 grams
1/2 pound 225 grams
1/4 pounds 112.5 grams
1 ounce 28 grams
                                                                                                             Liquids 
1 gallon 3.8 liters
1 liter 0.26 gallon
1 liter 1.06 liquid quarts
1 liquid quart 0.95 liter
                                                                                                             Measurements
1 meter 39.6 inches
1 meter 3.3 feet
1 foot 0.303 meter
1 kilometer 3,280.8 feet
1 kilometer 0.6 statute mile
1 statute mile 1.6 kilometers
                                                                                                            Volume
Multiply By To Obtain
square feet 0.09 m2
square yards 0.8 m2
square miles 2.6 km2
acres 0.4 ha
                                                                                                            Distance
Multiply By To Obtain
miles 1.609 kilometers
kilometers 0.6214 miles
                                                                                                            Distance
Multiply By To Obtain
feet 0.30 meters
meters 3.281 feet
yards 0.91 meters
meters 1.09 yards
                                                                                                           Weight
Multiply By To Obtain
ounces 28.35 grams
grams 0.0353 ounces
kilograms 2.205 pounds
pounds 0.45 kilograms