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# Metric Conversion

The metric system is the system of measurement used by most countries in the world. The metric system behave like numerical system, is based on the number 10. The basic metric unit of length is the meter, for the mass is kilogram and for the time is second.

Conversion of some basic terms are given below:

Conversion of weight:
The metric conversion of weight equation is following below.

 Weight conversion 1 gram 0.0353 ounce 1 kilogram 2.2046 ibs. 1 pound 0.4536 kilos 1 short ton 907.1847 kilos 1 ounces 28.3495 grams.

Conversion of length:
The metric conversion of length equation is following below:
 Length conversion 1 centimeter 0.3937 inch 1 meter 3.2808 feet 1 kilometer 0.62137 miles 1 mile 1.6093 kilometer 1 inch 2.54 centimeter 1 foot 0.3048 meter

Conversion of volume:
The metric conversion equation of volume is described below.

 Volume conversion 1 liter 100 centiliter 1 liter 1 cubic diameter 1 hectoliter 100 liter 1 gallon 3.7853 liters 1 hectoliter 0.1 cubic meter 1 cubic inch 16.3871 cubic cm 1.0567 quarts 1 cubic decimeter

Conversion of Area:
The metric conversion of area equation is described below.

 Area conversion 1 square meter 10.7639 square feet 1550.003 sq inch 1 square foot 144 square inches 929.0304 sq centimeters 1 square kilometer 1 million square meters 0.3861 square miles 1 hectare 10,000 square meters 2.471 acres 1 square mile 640 acres 258.9988 hectares

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## Examples of Conversion Equations:

Let us solve some examples of metric conversions:

Example:
Convert:

1) 5 mm scale into inches
2) 7 square foot into sq. inches

Solution:
1) 1 mm = 0.03937 inches

=> 5 mm = 5 $\times$ 0.03937

= 0.19685

2) 7 square foot into sq. inches

1 square foot = 144 sq. inches.

7 square foot = 7 $\times$ 144

= 1008 sq. inches.

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