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# The Metric System: Distance, Volume, and Weight by Ronald Glenn Wrigley

Italy uses the metric system for measuring. Metric units and their American-system equivalents appear in the following tables.

Table 5-7

Distance

 Non-metric to Metric Metric to Non-metric 1 inch = 25.4 millimeters 1 millimeter = 0.0394 inches 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters 1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches 1 foot = 0.3048 meters 1 meter = 3.281 feet 1 yard = 0.9144 meters 1 meter = 1.094 yards 1 mile = 1.609 kilometers 1 kilometer = 0.6214 miles

Table 5-8

Volume

 Non-metric to Metric Metric to Non-metric 1 pint = 0.5682 liters 1 liter = 1.76 pints 1 U.S. pint = 0.47311 liter 1 liter = 2.114 U.S. pints 1 U.S. gallon = 3.785 liters 1 liter = 0.26 U.S. gallons

Table 5-9

Weights

 Non-metric to Metric Metric to Non-metric 1 ounce = 28.35 grams 1 gram = 0.03527 ounces 1 pound = 453.6 grams 1 gram = 0.002205 pounds 1 pound = 0.4536 kilograms 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds 1 ton = 1016.05 kilograms 1 kilogram = 0.0009842 tons
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