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TABLE OF UNIT
EQUIVALENCIES 
Distance and Length 
Unit 
Abbreviation 
Multiplied by Equals 
Unit 
Abbreviation 
millimeters 
mm 
0.0394 
inches 
in 
centimeters 
cm 
0.394 
inches 
in 
centimeters 
cm 
0.0328 
feet 
ft 
meters 
m 
39.4 
inches 
in 
meters 
m 
1.1 
yards 
yd 
kilometers 
km 
3,281 
feet 
ft 
kilometers 
km 
0.621 
miles 
mi 





inches 
in 
25.4 
millimeters 
mm 
inches 
in 
2.54 
centimeters 
cm 
inches 
in 
0.254 
meters 
m 
feet 
ft 
30.48 
centimeters 
cm 
yards 
yd 
0.9144 
meters 
m 
miles 
mi 
1.609 
kilometers 
km 





Mass and Weight 
grams 
g 
0.035 
ounces 
oz 
kilograms 
kg 
2.2 
pounds 
lb 
metric ton 
mt 
1.102 
ton 
t 





ounces 
oz 
28 
grams 
g 
pounds 
lb 
0.4536 
kilograms 
kg 
tons 
t 
0.9072 
metric tons 
mt 





Volume 
cubic centimeters 
cm^3 
0.061 
cubic inches 
in^3 
cubic meters 
m^3 
35.31 
cubic feet 
ft^3 
cubic meters 
m^3 
1.308 
cubic yards 
yd^3 





cubic inches 
in^3 
16.393 
cubic centimeters 
cm^3 
cubic feet 
ft^3 
0.03 
cubic meters 
m^3 
cubic yards 
yd^3 
0.76 
cubic meters 
m^3 





Liquid Measure 
milliliters 
ml 
0.02957 
fluid ounces 
fl oz 
liters 
L or l 
2.13 
pints 
pt 
liters 
L or l 
1.0567 
quarts 
qt 





teaspoons 
tsp 
5 
milliliters 
ml 
tablespoons 
tbsp 
15 
milliliters 
ml 
fluid ounces 
fl oz 
29.57 
milliliters 
ml 
cups 
c 
0.24 
liters 
L or l 
pints 
pt 
0.4732 
liters 
L or l 
quarts 
qt 
0.9464 
liters 
L or l 
US gallons 
US gal 
3.785 
liters 
L or l 





Area 
centimeters squared 
cm^2 
0.155 
inches squared 
in^2 
meters squared 
m^2 
1.196 
yards squared 
yd^2 
kilometers squared 
km^2 
0.3861 
miles squared 
mi^2 





inches squared 
in^2 
6.452 
centimeters squared 
cm^2 
feet squared 
ft^2 
0.0929 
meters squared 
m^2 
yards squared 
yd^2 
0.836 
meters squared 
m^2 
acres 
a 
0.405 
hectares 
ha 
miles squared 
mi^2 
2.59 
kilometers squared 
km^2 





Temperature 

Formula 


Celsius 
C 
(degrees C x 9/5 ) + 32 = 
Fahrenheit 
F 
Fahrenheit 
F 
(degrees F  32) x 5/9 = 
Celsius 
C 
Rules for Measurements. (From the Survival Guide)
 Including information in both Imperial and Metric units is required, when
applicable.
 BGT provides a handy Converter. The
converter provides standard abbreviations.
 Standard abbreviations and unit measurements should be followed when
possible.
 Always abbreviate units when reporting numerical information.
 Example: "Each pole weighs 10 oz (283 g)."
 The singular abbreviation is always acceptable, for singular or plural
values; some nonmetric units are frequently used in the plural form (e.g.
oz, lb, in), and therefore that too is acceptable.
 Example: "10 oz" or "4 lb" are OK, and preferred.
 Example: "10 ozs" or "4 lbs" are also OK.
 Example: "10 m" is OK, but 10 meters cannot be "10 ms"
 You do not need a period (".") after a unit abbreviation.
 Example: "4 oz" is better than "4 oz."
 Always put a space between the number and unit. See examples
above.
 Spell out the unit as a word when using it in a nonnumerical context.
 Example: "All measurements were made in millimeters unless otherwise
indicated."
 When starting a sentence with a number and unit, both must be spelled
out as words (this is something to avoid, if possible), e.g., "One
thousand six hundred and eightyseven kilograms of beef were turned into
jerky."
 Percent is not abbreviated, but is symbolized by the familiar "%"
symbol.
 For a list of unit equivalents, see the table at the bottom of this
chapter.
 When including measurements, use units that are appropriate for the
scale.
 When giving general measurements keep conversions general.
 Example: "5,000 ft (1,500 m) peaks" not "1,524 m"
 Example: "1,500 m (5,000 ft) peaks" not "4,921 ft"
 When giving specific measurements, keep conversions specific.
 Example: "5 ft (1.52 m)"
 Example: "5 m (16.4 ft)"
 When appropriate, round to two decimal places. (See above
example.)
 When giving very precise measurements, such as those for machined
parts, it may be necessary to provide further decimal places for
accuracy. In no case give more than four decimal places for any
number.
 Use similar scale in conversions.
 In the example above, "5 ft", 1.52 m or 152 cm are acceptable to
the scale. You should not use 1,520 mm.
 In the example above, "5 m", 16.4 ft or 5.47 yd are acceptable to
the scale. You should not use 197 inches.
 Currency values should not be converted.
 "$" on its own means US dollars.
 "£" on its own means UK pounds.
 Any other currency should be normally given as the official threeletter
abbreviation, but provided it is unambiguous and obvious, it can be given as
the country + symbol.
 Example: "$43" or "US $43" or "USD43" are all US dollars.
 Example: "£27" or "GB £27" or "GBP27" are all UK pounds.
 Example: "AUD53" or "AUS $53" are both Australian
dollars.