Units of Measure

The category includes questions about the various ways in which humans measure objects or concepts. This category is also home to conversions between units such as grams to pounds or liters to milliliters.

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How many feet are there in a statute mile?

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There are 5,280 feet in a statute mile. There are 5,280 feet in a US/UK mile. This is also known as an American mile, British mile, Imperial mile, English mile, or European mile. Its length has been agreed and fixed at precisely 1,609.344 meters by legal statute. Consequently it is also known as the 'statute mile.' But there are also other types of 'mile.' List of 'feet in a mile' in some of the more well-known systems of linear measurement: 5,280 feet in a statute mile 6,080 feet in the UK nautical mile 6,080 feet in the aeronautical mile 6,076.1155 feet in the International nautical mile (1852 meters) 5,279.989 'US Survey feet' in a mile 5,920 feet in an old Scots mile 5,000 Roman feet in the old Roman mile 1500 m 'Metric mile' (used in sports) = 4,921.26 feet 1600 m 'Metric mile' (used in some school sports) = 5,249.34 feet A 'Data mile' (used in radar) = 6,000 feet For the number of feet in other 'miles', e.g. Irish, Danish, German, Croatian, Russian and Banska miles/mil/meile/milya etc, see Related links below. 5,280 feet
Asked in Units of Measure, Length and Distance

What instrument measures length or distance?

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It depends on the meaning of length. Typically it means a unit of distance but it can also be applied to the passage of time, such as the duration of a piece of music. Thus a time-piece, such as a stopwatch, would be the instrument of choice when measuring a length of time. For units of distance, there are a huge number of instruments available: Calipers and micrometers Rulers and meter or yard sticks or line gauges tape measures, surveyor's wheels, micrometers, rangefinders laser rules. Walking wheels RADAR SONAR LIDAR Which instrument you use largely depends on how accurate the result needs to be (the tolerance), combined with the size of the object or the distance being measured. Generally, the greater the distance, the greater the tolerance. Measuring tapes are more flexible than straightedge rulers and can accurately measure much greater distances, typically up to 10m. Today, they are made from cloth or fiberglass (such as a tailor's measure) or from a stiff, curved metallic ribbon that can retract into a coil (such as a carpenter's or constructor's measure). Surveyor's tapes are often made from durable plastic or fiberglass and allow more accurate measuring over much greater distances, usually up to 100m or more. Micrometers are used when measuring the size of distant objects. Modern micrometers are often GPS-based systems used to perform geodetic measurements. Micrometers and calipers are generally used in engineering applications where straightedge rulers would be impractical, such as when measuring the diameter of a column or when measuring the gauge of a threaded bolt. Laser rulers are a new type of measuring device, designed to specifically measure the distance to an object, where a laser beam can be reflected back to the device. Handheld devices are generally low-power devices so their accuracy is limited to within 100m or so, but more powerful lasers can measure greater distances, including the distance to the moon (where reflectors were specifically placed during the moon landings in the late 60's and early 70's). In microscopes, there is commonly a glass slide marked with an engraving that goes down to a few microns (micrometer scale). The glass slide with the engraved lines is known as a graticule or reticule). To measure distance traveled, a pedometer is carried by walkers to measure distance walked. An Odometer is fitted to vehicles, including bicycles, to measure distances traveled (miles or kilometers). You may use a ruler. Examples of common instruments used for measuring length are the ruler, (for measuring milimeters, centimeters, inches, and 1 foot), the yardstick, (which is 3 feet long, [36 inches], and measures milimeters, centimeters, inches, and about 1 meter, {3.28084 feet}). There are also tape measurers that can measure all of the previously listed measurements and vary on the longest length they can measure. Units of length are based on feet or meters. Tools for measuring length range from simple rulers to lasers. A ruler I would say a ruler or a tape measure.
Asked in Science, Units of Measure, Weight and Mass, Atomic Mass

What instrument measures mass?

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Traditionally a balance was used to measure mass. Objects of known or accepted mass was balanced against another object of unknown mass. When the balance was level the two pans had the same mass. The term balance or scales is still used even though there is no balance used. The scales were the pans that the objects sat on. Now electronic balances are used that gauge the mass of the objects. While you can measure mass with a spring loaded scale, it is less accurate than a balance as it relies on a spring loaded to a specific acceleration of gravity for any given mass. A change in altitude will change the results given on the scale, due to the actual change in gravitational force (it is small at only about 0.031% error for every kilometer increase in altitude)*. A balance would experience no such change as the mass of an unknown quantity is compared to the mass of a known quantity, thus negating any effects of gravity. Another instrument that measures mass is an inertial balance. An inertial balance doesn't require gravity to work, so it can be used in space. It measures the mass of an object by attaching it to a spring and seeing how it affects the spring's period of oscillation. Very tiny masses can be measured directly (using a "massometer"). But we normally use scales, which measure weight, which is directly proportional to mass (a property of matter equal to its resistance to a change in speed or direction of travel). The mass of an object is the same everywhere in the universe. Its weight, however, changes depending upon its location: a bowling ball has greater weight on the surface of the Earth than it does on the Moon. Great confusion arises when people interchange units of weight with units of mass. Scientists, particularly physicists, are very careful about not using the terms interchangeably, but regular folks have no choice for practical applications. For example, when you weigh a regulation ten-pin bowling ball, the scale will tell you it "weighs" between 4 and 7 (3.63 to 7.27 actually) kilograms, even though the kilogram is, technically speaking, a unit of mass, not weight. You can also measure the mass of an object using a scale, as long as you factor in the gravitational constant (G). For instance, in an environment with only 1/2 the gravity of That on earth, you would have to double the weight displayed on the scale to determine the actual mass. As an example, 10Kg of lead in a 0.5G environment would only "weigh" 5Kg on a scale...half as much as on earth, even though its mass is unchanged.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Volume

How many liters are in one gallon?

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1 US gallon = 3.785411784 liters. 1 Imperial (UK) gallon = 4.54609188 liters. 1 liter = 0.26417205 US gallons 1 liter = 0.21996919 Imperial (UK) gallons Conversion to other units: 1 gallon [US, liquid] = 4 US quarts exactly 0.133681 ft3 and 128.000 fluid ounces and 0.003785 m3 and 3785.411 cm3 and 3785.411 ml Note that a liter is constant across the world, so a US liter = a UK, British, English, Canadian, Indian, Chinese, etc... liter. 3.785 liters per gallon.
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How many cm3s are in one liter?

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1000cc is in one litre 1 litre is 1000 millilitres. 1 millilitre is 1 cubic centimetre. 1 litre is 1000 cubic centimetres.
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How much is 150 pounds in kilogram?

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150 pounds is equal to 68.0388555 Kilograms. 1 Pound = 0.45359237 Kilograms 150 Pounds * 0.45359237 Kilograms = 68.0388555 Kilograms. Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula 150 lb*1 kg 2.2046 lb=68.0388555 kg
Asked in Units of Measure, Length and Distance

How many miles are equal to 5 kilometers?

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5 km is exactly 3.10685596 miles (don't forget that extra .00685596 of a mile, it could cost you the race). That comes out to be 3 miles + 564 feet + 2.4 inches.
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Units of Measure, Measuring Tools

What instrument measures wind speed?

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An anemometer or windmeter is the device that measures wind speed. They are usually divided into those that measure the wind's speed and it's pressure. The first known anemometer was described in 1450 by Leon Battista Alberti. anemometer.
Asked in Units of Measure, Cooking Measurements, Volume

How many milliliters are in one ounce?

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The US food labelling fluid ounce has 30 mL. Ounce is not a SI unit.
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How Many Glasses Of Water In 600ml Bottle?

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That depends on the size of the glass. If the capacity of the glass is 200mls then the 600 ml bottle equals 3 glasses. A cup is 250 mls, therefore a 600 ml bottle equals 2.4 cups.
Asked in Units of Measure

What is the name of the unit used to measure an electric current?

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The ampere, often abbreviated to amp or A. It measures electrical current which is denoted in Ohm's Law as "I". The unit or instrument used to measure electric is called "AMMETER" More detail The unit is named after the French physicist André Marie Ampère. <><><> A current of 1A is equal to 1 coulomb of charge passing a point in 1 second. <><><> The ampere is the unit of current. It is approximately 6.24 × 1018 electrons passing a given point each second. See the Related Link shown below for more detail. Ampere
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How many ounces are in 1 cup?

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In the US, 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces (*not identical to the avoirdupois ounce which is weight) In the US, one standard measuring cup contains 8 fluid ounces, but there is also a dry measure using the term cup, equal to 8 ounces. The UK cup is equal to 10 Imperial ounces, which are equal to 0.96 US ounces, because they are based on the avoirdupois (weight) ounce. This standard - as with standard spoon measurements - varies from country to country. As well, ordinary coffee cups can vary greatly in capacity, so standard measures depending on the country of origin of a recipe should always be used, rather than those mismatched cups no longer part of dinner sets, which sit in the kitchen cupboard. Fluid ounces are an volume measurement which is not the same as the weight of an item. Volume measurements are how much of a container is filled which is totally different to how much an item weighs. A cup of chopped carrot will weigh more than a cup of chopped marshmallow. In many cases some variation in quantities doesn't matter at all, but - especially in baking - the use of different size cups for measuring can invite disaster. So use standard measures, and check the country of origin of the recipe in case ther standard measures are different. 8 ounces 8 ounces in a cup
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Cooking Measurements

How many ounces make a gallon?

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In a US gallon... 128 ounces Both US gallons and "Imperial" (UK) gallons contain 8 pints - but the US pint is 16 fluid ounces while the Imperial pint is 20 fluid ounces. So if you're working in Imperial gallons the answer is 160 fluid ounces. It's quite a big difference so worth double-checking which units you're supposed to be using! To know the weight of a certain volume you need to know the specific gravity of the fluid. In other words: the weight of one US gallon of water is not the same as the weight of one US gallon of gasoline. 1 gallon [US, liquid] = 128 ounce [US, liquid] 1 Imperial gallon = 160 Imperial fluid ounces 128 fluid ounces = 1 gal I'm happy to help =D
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How many pounds are in 70 kilograms?

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1 kilogram is a little over 2.2 pounds. 63 kilograms is equal to 154.3 pounds.
Asked in Units of Measure, Length and Distance

How many centimetres are there in 8.5 inches?

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21.59 centimeters. Solution: 1. 2.54 centimeters = 1 inch. You can express this as the fraction 2.54 cm / 1 inch (read aloud as "2.54 centimeters per inch") 2. To convert 8.5 inches to centimeters, cancel the inches in the numerator and denominator & multiple 2.54 * 8.5 = 21.59 cm (see below. Note: Disregard the _ character. It is only included to make the fractions align properly for easier viewing. 2.54 cm__8.5 inches___ 21.59 cm --------- * ----------- = ----------- = 21.59 cm 1 inch_______1__________1
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Convert 57 mm to cm?

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57mm divided by 10 = 5.7cm Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula 57 mm*1 cm 10 mm=5.7 cm
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Area, Weight and Mass

How much does a cubic yard of gravel weigh?

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A cubic foot of dry, loose gravel with 1/4" to 2" stones is 105 pounds per cubic foot. So, a cubic yard is that times 27, or 2835 lb. (There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.)
Asked in Units of Measure, Cooking Measurements, Cakes

One cup equals how many tablespoons?

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1 cup = 16 tablespoons More conversions: 1 gallon = 4 quarts 1 quart = 4 cups 1 quart = 2 pints 1 pint = 2 cups 1 cup = 8 ounces 1 cup = 48 teaspoons 12 tablespoons = ¾ cup 10 tablespoons = 5/8 cup 8 tablespoons = ½ cup 6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup 4 tablespoons = ¼ cup 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup (1 ounce) 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup 1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce (16 dashes) 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons 1 teaspoon = 1/6 ounce (5-1/3 dashes) 1 dash = 1/32 ounce Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula 1 c*16 tablespoons 1 c=16 tablespoons 1 cup = 16 tbsp 1 tbsp = 0.06 cup
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How many meters are in a kilometer?

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There are 1000 meters in a kilometer. The prefix kilo- means "1000". Examples: kilogram is one thousand grams kilohertz is one thousand oscillations per second kilovolt is one thousand volts kilobyte is roughly one thousand bytes of storage (used because 210, or 1024, is the power of two closest to 1000 bytes: it is easily close enough to one thousand, or one kilo-, for describing computer storage in general terms). kilometre is 1,000 metres, because kilo means thousand 1000 metres in a kilometre 1800 metres. 1km = 1000m. There are 1000 meters in a kilometer 1000 m 1 Kilometer is equal to 1000 Meters. The prefix "Kilo-" means 1000, or 10^3. It works the same for other Metric "Bases" 1 Kilometer = 1000 Meters 1 Kilogram = 1000 Grams 1 kilowatt = 1000 watt 1000 there are 1000 meters in a kilometer. There are 1000 meters in 1 kilometer 1km=1000m 1000 m= 1 km 1,000 meters = 1 kilometer
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Metric System

What is the metric equivalent of a butt load?

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Get a load of this... There is an exact unit of volume called the butt. See Webster's dictionary: Butt: a measure of liquid capacity equal to 126 gallons or two hogs heads. From another dictionary: An English butt is 2 hogshead of 54 imperial gallons each or ~129.7 US gallons (i.e., a UK butt is apparently slightly bigger than a US one). A Spanish butt is based on a wine cask and is equivalent to 140 US gallons or ~116.6 UK gallons (i.e., a Spanish butt is bigger still). So next time someone says they have a "butt load" of stuff, just remember, that is about two 55-gallon barrels worth of stuff. To recap... 1 butt equals: 2 hogsheads (this is probably the easiest to remember for social occasions) 476.961 liters 126 gallons 104.917 UK gallons 13.5347 bushels 0.131592 cords 11.6574 firkins 4032 gills 21504 ponys 4032 noggins 1008 pints 96768 teaspoons 12.0308 ephahs 1.58987x10^7 drops 10752 jiggers 16128 shots 629.504 wine bottles 630 fifths And the punchline... One microbutt = 0.0968 teaspoons.
Asked in Cooking Measurements, Units of Measure

15 oz is how many ml?

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443mL fyi: if you type "15oz in mL" into the google search bar it will tell you the answer-it works on most kinds of unit conversions