Metric Conversion Charts

Metric conversion charts make it easier for anyone to convert between different units of measure. These conversion charts are based on the metric system. This system was designed by the French in the eighteenth century. At that time, there were too many different measurement units. If for instance you needed to get the length of a stick, the stick could be measured in feet, cubits, chains, hands, palms and more! This led to a lot of confusion.

The French government led the way in solving this dilemma. A system of measurement was devised for use throughout the globe. This was called Système International d’Unités (SI), the metric system. The metric system remains as the primary measurement system in the world. The United States and a few other countries still use the imperial system.

Metric conversion charts show you the different values you need to use to convert one unit of measure to another. The following units of measure are typically found on a metric conversion chart: length, area, volume, temperature, and mass. Others include illumination and stress (force and pressure). You can use these charts to convert within the metric system or between the metric system and imperial system. For instance, you can convert grams to kilograms, Celsius to Fahrenheit, yards to feet, cups to liters, etc. using the values on the charts.

Metric conversion charts are readily available. You can find them in different types of books especially cookbooks, in notebooks, at the back of planners and calendars, and of course online. If you look at metric conversion charts, the values do not go beyond 3 decimal places for ease of conversion.

The metric system is easy to work with compared to other systems of measure. It is based on the concept of multiples of ten. Most of the time, you only need to move the decimal place either to the left or to the right depending on whether you are converting a larger unit to a smaller one or vice versa. If you do a lot of converting between units of measure, have metric conversion charts printed out so you can easily refer to them. Or find a useful metric conversion chart online and add it to your bookmarks. Better yet, look for a metric conversion calculator to do your conversions for you.


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