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Unlike the metric system, where everything is neat and organized in units of ten, the U.S. system of length does not seem to be based on any one number. This table summarizes the different units of length. Although not used in cooking, I have included larger units of length also such as the mile and "Smoot".

How many times have you tried to prepare a recipe only to realize that it needs to be converted from grams to teaspoons? Then after all of that the oven temperature is listed in centigrade not Fahrenheit. Do you need to add 10 milliliters of vanilla to a cake batter? If you're math-challenged, don't worry ggodcooking.com is here to help!

LENGTH CONVERSIONS

LENGTH

 

U.K. / U.S. UNITS

 

METRIC UNITS

1 inch

=

1/12 foot

or

2.54 centimeters

1 foot

=

12 inches

or

30.48 centimeters

1 yard

=

36 inches

or

91.44 centimeters

1 millimeter

=

0.03937 inches

or

0.1 centimeter

1 centimeter

=

0.3937 inches

or

1.0 centimeters

1 meter

=

39.37 inches

or

100 centimeters

USA

Inch

Foot

Yard

1 inch =

1

1/12

1/36

1 foot =

12

1

1/3

1 yard =

36

3

1

1 mile =

- - -

5280

1760

1 mile = 945.671642 smoots A MIT Measurement on the Mass Ave. Bridge!

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