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Useful Measurement Equivalents

Customary

Length 
1 foot = 12 inches 
1 yard = 3 feet/36 inches 
1 (statute) mile = 5280 feet/1760 yards

Area 
1 square foot = 144 square inches 
1 square yard = 9 square feet 
1 acre = 43, 560 square feet 
1 square mile = 640 acres

Volume 
1 cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches 
1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet 
1 quart (liquid) = 2 pints/32 fluid ounces 
1 peck = 8 quarts 
1 bushel = 4 pecks/32 quarts 
1 quart (liquid) = 0.86 quart (dry) 
1 quart (liquid, U.S.)= 0.83 Imperial quart

Weight (Mass) 
1 pound = 16 ounces 
1 ton = 2000 pounds 
1 long ton = 2240 pounds

METRIC

100 centimeters = 1 meter 
100 meters = 1 kilometer 
10,000 square centimeters = 1 square meter 
10,000 square meters = 1 hectare 
1 million cubic centimeters = 1 cubic meter 
1000 milliliters = 1 liter 
1000 grams = 1 kilogram 
1000 kilograms = 1 metric ton

Helpful Information

 

Department of Consumer Protection / Weights and Measures 
Michael D. Bannon, 
Director 
New Address:

Bucks County Administration Building
55 E. Court Street, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6060 or 1-800-942-2669
Fax: 267-885-1420
email: 
consumerprotection@buckscounty.org