Imperial Units and quick conversion to metric.
Whilst schools do not generally teach imperial units, unfortunately many of the public still use them.
These are the imperial units still in use:
A mile is a unit of distance and is about 1 600 metres long ( a little over 1.5 km).
5 miles is approximately 8 kilometres.
A pint measures capacity (volume) and is about 570ml (a little over half a litre).
One litre is approximately 13/4 pints.
A gallon is a unit of capacity and is about 4.5 litres.
A foot is a unit of length and is about 30cm long.
A yard is a unit of length and is about 91 cm.
An inch is a unit of length and is about 21/2 cm long.
A pound is a unit of mass and is about half a kilogram.
Two pounds (more accurately 2.2 pounds) is about one kilogram.
An ounce is a unit of mass and is about 30g.
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