Metric Conversions

Unit Abbreviation Measurement British/US Equivalent
Length (l, 1 m)      
1 millimeter mm — 0.03937 inch
1 centimeter cm 10 millimeters 0.3937 inch
1 decimeter dm 10 centimeters 3.937 inches
1 meter m 10 decimeters 39.37 inches
1 kilometer km 1000 meters 0.6214 mile
Area (A, 1 m2)      
1 square centimeter sq cm or cm2 — 0.1550 square inch
1 square meter sq m or m2 100 square centimeters 1.196 square yards
1 are a 100 square meters 119.6 square yards
1 hectare ha 100 ares 2.471 acres
1 square kilometer sq km or k2 100 hectares 247.1 acres
Mass (m, 1 kg)      
1 milligram mg — 0.015 grain
1 gram g 1000 milligrams 15.43 grains
1 kilogram kg 1000 grams 2.20462 pounds
1 tonne (metric ton) t 1000 kilograms 2204.62 pounds
Capacity (V, 1 m3*)      
1 milliliter ml — 0.00176 UK pint
0.00182 dry US pint
0.0021 liquid US pint
1 centiliter cl 10 milliliters 0.0176 UK pint
0.0182 dry US pint
0.021 liquid US pint
1 deciliter dl 10 centiliters 0.176 UK pint
0.182 dry US pint
0.21 liquid US pint
1 liter l 10 deciliters 1.76 UK pints
1.82 dry US pints
2.1 liquid US pints

 

1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter = 10-3 cubic meters

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