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# Customary and Metric Unit Conversions

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.

Example:
Convert 3048 meters into centimeters:

3048 m by 100 = 30.48 cm

Conversion : Metric to Customary Units

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

Example:
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