Measurements

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How Many Milliliters Are in a Liter?

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There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter. A liter is defined as the volume of a cube with sides that are 10 centimeters long. A liter is roughly 1.057 U.S. quarts and 0.264 of a U.S. gallon.

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• Q:How Is Speed Measured?

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.
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• Q:How Much Does One Gallon of Milk Weigh in Pounds?

A: According to the USDA, a gallon of milk weighs about 8.6 pounds. A quart of milk weighs about 2.15 pounds.
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• Q:What Is the Opposite of the Metric System?

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.
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• Q:How Do You Calculate a Room's Maximum Occupancy?

A: To calculate a room's maximum occupancy, determine factors such as the area of the room, the available space in the room, the number of useful exits and the height of the ceiling. Calculate a basic estimation of a room's maximum occupancy by dividing the available floor space in square feet by 36.
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• Q:What Is the Difference Between a Tablespoon and a Teaspoon?

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.
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• Q:How Many Watts Make One Amp?

A: Power in watts equals amperes times voltage. So, in a direct current, 1 amp at 110 volts equals 110 watts, whereas 1 amp at 220 volts equals 220 watts.
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• Q:How Big Is an Acre?

A: A 1-acre plot of land is equivalent to 43,560 square feet or 4,840 square yards. An acre is also equal to about 75 percent of the size of a football field.
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• Q:What Object Weights One Ton?

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.
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• Q:How Many Feet Does 1 Yard Equal?

A: A 1-yard distance is equivalent to 3 feet. If a driveway is 15 yards long, simply multiply 15 by 3 to find the number of feet. The length of a 15-driveway would be 45 feet.
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• Q:What Unit Is Used to Measure Rainfall?

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.
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• Q:How Big Is 1 Acre?

A: One acre is equal to 0.0016 square miles. The value is also equivalent to 4,840 square yards, 43,560 square feet, 0.004047 square kilometers or 4,046.86 square meters.
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• Q:How Much Does a Barrel of Oil Weigh?

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.
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• Q:How Many Grams Does a Dollar Bill Weigh?

A: According to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a dollar weighs one gram. This is the same weight for every denomination of a U.S. note.
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• Q:What Are the Dimensions of a Record Album Cover?

A: Vinyl record album covers are usually 12 inches by 12 inches for LP albums. For singles, covers of 7 inches are common because of the format's smaller size. Records in the 78 rpm format were usually sold with 10 inch covers but are uncommon today.
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• Q:How Far Is 200 Meters on a Track?

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.
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• Q:How Many Ounces Are in a Quart?

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.
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• Q:What Are the Dimensions of a Traffic Light?

A: There are two traffic signal sizes, differentiated by their approximate lens diameter, 8 inch or 12 inch. The 8-inch traffic signals are approximately 30 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide and 6 inches deep. The 12-inch signals are 42 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide and 8 inches deep. These measurements apply to the main body of the signal without visors.
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• Q:How Do You Convert Weights From Lbs to Kg?

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.
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• Q:What Are the Two Systems of Measurement?

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.
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• Q:How Many Barrels of Oil Are in a Metric Ton?

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."
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• Q:How Far Is a Kilometer in Miles?

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.
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