Here is the conversion table from customary to metric units:
|Customary Units||Metric Units|
|1 in||2.54 cm|
|1 ft||.3048 m|
|1 yd||.9144 m|
|1 mile||1.61 km|
For metric units, all you have to do is multiply or divide by 10, 100 or 1000. So, if you want to know how much is 1 foot in centimeters, all you have to do is multiply.
Convert 3048 meters into centimeters:
3048 m by 100 = 30.48 cm
Here is the conversion table from metric to customary units.
|Metric Units||Customary Units|
|1 cm||.3937 in|
|1 m||3.28 ft|
|1 m||1.094 yd|
|1 km||.6214 mi|
If you measure a door in metric units and find that it is 2 meters, you can do a little bit of math to find out what the length of the door is in inches, in feet, even in miles (although, you normally wouldn’t use miles to measure such a small length).
2 m = 2 x 3.28 ft = 6.56 ft
2m = 2 x .3937 in = .7874 in
2m = 2 x .6214 mi = 1.2428 mi