A. Below is a list of basic conversions that you should know:

Distance:

1000 mm = 1 m | 12 in = 1 ft |

100 cm = 1 m | 3 ft = 1 yd |

1000 m = 1 km | 5280 ft = 1 mile |

1 in = 2.54 cm | 1760 yd = 1 mile |

Volume:

1000 mL = 1 L | 1 pint = 2 cups |

1 Tbl = 3 Tsp | 2 quarts = 1 pint |

1 cup = 16 Tbl | 4 quarts = 1 gal |

1 cup = 8 oz | 231 in^{3} = 1 gal |

Weight:

1000 mg = 1 g | 1 lb = 16 oz |

1000 g = 1 kg | 1 ton = 2000 lbs |

B. Examples

Ex [1] 36 yd = ______ in

a. First, convert yd to feet. 36 yd = 108 ft. (Multiply 36 x 3).

b. 108 ft = 12 x 108 in = 1296 in.

c. The answer is 1296.

Ex [2] How many pints are in 3 gallons? ________

a. First, convert gallons to quarts. 3 gallons = 3 x 4 quarts or 12.

b. Convert quarts to pints: 12 quarts = 12 x 2 pints = 24 pints.

c. The answer is 24.

Ex [3] 2.5 pounds = ______ oz.

a. There are 16 oz in a pound so multiply 2.5 by 16 or 40.

b. The answer is 40.

C. If you
need more conversions, most can be found on the *basic
conversion* page.