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# Measurements

Question | Answer |
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5,280 feet | 1 mile |

1,760 yards | 1 mile |

10 mm | 1 cm |

1,000 mm | 1 m |

1,000 m | 1 km |

16 oz | 1 pound |

2,000 lb | 1 ton |

16 oz | 1 pound |

2 pt | 1 qt |

4 qt | 1 gal |

1,000 ml | 1 L |

kilo- | thousand (1,000) |

deci- | tenth (0.1) |

centi- | hundreth (0.01) |

milli- | thousandth (0.001) |

1 kilometer (km) | 1,000 m |

1 meter (m) | 1.0 m |

1 decimeter (dm) | 0.1 m |

1 centimeter (cm) | 0.01 m |

1 millimeter (mm) | 0.001 m |

1 kilogram (kg) | 1,000 g |

1 gram (g) | 1.0 g |

1 milligram (mg) | 0.001 g |

ampere | a measure of electrical current |

Avogadro's number | a unit of relative quantity equal to the number of atoms or molecules per mole of a substance. The currently accepted value is 6.022 141 99 X 1023 per mole. |

Avoirdupois | fancy name for the weight scale based on a pound containing 16 ounces |

baker's dozen | 13 units (in case one of the muffins falls on the floor). |

barrel | a measure of liquid volume equal in the US to 31.5 gallons; it's also half a hogshead and one-quarter of a butt. |

Beaufort | a scale that measures wind speed; also used for measuring hurricanes. |

bit | the smallest unit of information used in computer engineering, equal to 1/8 of a byte. |

bolt | a large roll of cloth. |

bucket | 2 pecks or 16 quarts (dry measure). |

bushel | 2 buckets or 4 pecks (dry measure). |

butt | 2 hogsheads or 4 barrels - i.e., 126 gallons (liquid measure) |

byte | a unit of information used in computer engineering, equal to 8 bits. |

carat | a jeweler's measure of weight (for diamonts) or purity (for gold). |

coulomb | a measure of electric charge |

cord | a quantity of logs, measuring 128 cubic feet. |

cubit | an ancient unit of length equal to about 18 inches |

curie | a unit of radioactivity |

decibel | a customary logarithmic measure most commonly used for measuring sound. |

dram | 1/16 of an ounce |

elite | a unit of type measurement |

fahrenheit | anotehr temperature scale, which places the freezing point of water at 32 degrees and the boiling point at 212 degrees |

fathom | a measure of water depth, equal to 6 feet. |

flagon | a traditional unit of liquid measurement equal to a gallon. |

furlong | unit of distance equal to 220 yeards or 1/8 of a mile. |

gill | 4 ounces (liquid measure) |

grain | 1/70000 of a pound |

hectare | a unit of and measurement equal to 2.47 acres |

hertz | measure of frequency |

hogshead | 2 barrels or one-half of a butt - i.e., 63 gallons (liquid measure). |

joule | a quantity of energy |

knot | a measure of speed at sea |

Kelvin | another temperature scale, which sets absolute zero (the freezing point of all mater) at 0 degrees; its degrees are equivalent to degrees Celsius +273 |

ohm | a measure of electrical resistane. |

league | a unit of distance, used nautically, eaualing 3 miles or 4.8 kilometers |

peck | 8 quarts or one-quarter of a bushel (dry measure) |

pH | A scale that measures whether a substance is an acid or a base. It goes from 0 to 14:0 is an acid, 14 is a base and 7 is neutral |

pica | a unit of type measurement |

quintal | a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms |

Richter | a logarithmic scale that measure tremors, earthquakes and the like |

rod | 16.5 feet or 5.5 yards. |

Saffir-Simpson | a scale that mearsures the intensity (called a category) of an earthquake |

score | a traditonal unit of quantity equal to 20 |

troy | another weight scale in which, unlike the more common Avoirdupois scale, a pound contains only 12 ounces. |

volt | a unit of electrical output |

watt | a measurement of power |

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