The two major systems of measurement in use in the world are the U.S. Customary System of measurement and the International System of Units, commonly known as the metric system. The majority of the world uses the metric measuring system.
A:Fully grown brown bears and polar bears weigh approximately 1 ton. There are many different animals and objects that can weigh 1 ton. In 2012, a pumpkin grown by a farmer in Rhode Island weighed just over 1 ton, coming in at 2,009 pounds.
A:One quart is equal to 32 fluid ounces. A quart is the equivalent of 2 pints, and each pint has 2 cups. One cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces. Therefore, 1 quart is equal to 4 cups, and 4 cups multiplied by 8 fluid ounces is 32 fluid ounces.
A:Measuring speed requires time (T) and a known distance (D). Using the formula distance = rate x time (D=R*T), one determines the average speed by dividing distance by time, or R = D/T. This method assumes the object being measured is already in motion.
A:A mile is equal to 1.609 kilometers, and is therefore longer than a kilometer. To convert miles to kilometers, simply multiply the number of miles by 1.609. To convert kilometers to miles, multiply the number of kilometers by 0.6214 or divide by 1.609.
A:In the U.S., there are 7.33 barrels in a metric ton. There are 42 U.S. gallons in a barrel. Oil companies registered on the New York Stock Exchange report their oil production results in thousands of barrels, written as "Mbbl" or millions of barrels, written as "MMbbl."
A:One kilometer is equal to 0.6214 miles. Multiplying the number of kilometers by 0.6214 reveals the equivalent number of miles. For example, a 5-kilometer race is equal to approximately 3.11 miles; likewise a 10-kilometer race covers 6.22 miles.
A:Traffic signals made out of polycarbonate material, which is a composite plastic, weigh between 15 and 30 pounds depending on their size. Traffic signals made out of cast aluminum weigh a bit more, ranging from 30 to 50 pounds.
A:On a standard track, 200 meters covers roughly half of a full lap around the track. The 200-meter race is a common track event across all levels of competition, as most organizations utilize metric measurements on standard tracks.
A:As a unit of measurement, a tablespoon is three times larger than a teaspoon. In the U.S., a tablespoon is equal to 0.5 fluid ounce, or 14.79 milliliters, while a teaspoon is equal to 0.17 fluid ounce, or 4.93 milliliters. In British Imperial measurements, a tablespoon is equal to 0.625 fluid ounce, or 17.76 milliliters, while a teaspoon is equal to 0.21 fluid ounce, or 5.92 milliliters.
A:Rainfall is measured in either millimeters or inches. The specific unit of measurement used depends on the county. While rainfall is measured in inches in the United States, most countries in the world adopt the metric system and use millimeters or centimeters instead of inches.
A:The two major systems of measurement in use in the world are the U.S. Customary System of measurement and the International System of Units, commonly known as the metric system. The majority of the world uses the metric measuring system.
A:To convert pounds to kilograms, the formula "lbs / 2.2 = kilograms" is used. Converting pounds to kilograms is not as complicated as doing other metric conversions, because both measurements are standard units of mass, the conversion is quite straightforward.
A:There are precisely 28.3495231 grams in one ounce. This number is commonly rounded to 28 for easier conversions. The gram is the base unit of mass or weight in the metric system, and the ounce is a unit of weight in the U.S. customary system.
A:A standard-size barrel filled with the most common oils (petroleum oil, crude oil or diesel fuel oils) weighs between 275 and 300 pounds. However, the weight of a barrel of oil varies based on the type of oil in the barrel and the size of the barrel.
A:Countries that don't use the metric system use imperial units, a legacy system based on ancient measurements. Feet, miles, gallons, quarts, pounds and ounces are all part of the imperial system. This system came from that used in Great Britain, standardized by the Weights and Measures Act of 1824.