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Units Conversion Chart

NOVA uses the U.S. customary system of weights and measures. If you would like to know the metric equivalent, please consult the conversion chart below. The chart is reprinted with permission from The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (Addison Wesley, 1998), our official stylebook.

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Length




Length


inches

2.54

centimeters


millimeters

0.04

inches

foot

30

centimeters


centimeters

0.4

inches

yards

0.91

meters


meters

3.3

feet

miles

1.6

kilometers


kilometers

0.62

miles

 


Area




Area


sq. inches

6.5

sq. centimeters


sq. centimeters

0.16

sq. inches

sq. feet

0.09

sq. meters


sq. meters

1.2

sq. yards

sq. yards

0.8

sq. meters


sq. kilometers

0.4

sq. miles

sq. miles

2.6

sq. kilometers


hectares

2.47

acres

acres

0.4

hectares


 


Mass (Weight)




Mass (Weight)


ounces

28

grams


grams

0.035

ounces

pounds

0.45

kilograms


kilograms

2.2

pounds

short ton

0.9

metric ton


metric tons

1.1

short tons

 


Volume




Volume


teaspoons

5

milliliters


milliliters

0.03

fluid ounces

tablespoons

15

milliliters


liters

2.1

pints

fluid ounces

30

milliliters


liters

1.06

quarts

cups

0.24

liters


liters

0.26

gallons

pints

0.47

liters


cubic meters

35

cubic feet

quarts

0.95

liters


cubic meters

1.3

cubic yards

gallons

3.8

liters


cubic feet

0.03

cubic meters


cubic yards

0.76

cubic meters


 


Temperature




Temperature


Fahrenheit

Subtract 32, then multiply by 5/9ths

Celsius


Celsius

Multiply by 9/5ths, then add 32

Fahrenheit



 

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