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Length

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.

LENGTH CONVERSIONS

LENGTH

U.K. / U.S. UNITS

METRIC UNITS

1 inch =

1/12 foot

2.54 centimeters

1 foot =

12 inches

30.48 centimeters

1 yard =

36 inches

91.44 centimeters

1 millimeter =

0.03937 inches

0.1 centimeter

1 centimeter =

0.3937 inches

1.0 centimeters

1 meter =

39.37 inches

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

rev. 1/14

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