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Maths Exercices

Convert rates and measurements: customary units


This system of measurement is used most often in the United States .

It includes linear measurement (length and distance), weight (how heavy an object is), capacity (the amount that a container can hold), and temperature (how hot or cold it is).

Units of Length

The system for measuring length in the customary system is based on the inch , foot , yard , and mile.

Units of Weight

The system for measuring weight in the customary system is based on ounce, pound, and ton.

Units of Capacity

The system for measuring capacity in the customary system is based on cup, fluid ounces, pint, quart and gallon.


Convert.

84 inches = feet

Remember 1 ft = 12 in

Write a conversion factor to convert inches to feet. Put inches in the denominator so that they will cancel out the inches that are given.

Multiply.

Simplify:

So:

84 inches = 7 feet


Convert.

1 pint = cups

Remember 1 pt = 2 c

Write a conversion factor to convert pints to cups. Put pints in the denominator so that they will cancel out the pints that are given.

Multiply.

So:

1 pint = 2 cups



Convert:

60 inches = feet