Measurements: How America Does It

While the rest of the world follows the metric system, we Americans follow our own measurement system. We have several units of measure, for volume, area, and length.

For length, we use inches, feet, yards, and miles.

12 inches = 1 foot

3 feet = 1 yard

5280 feet/1760 yards = 1 mile

For volume, we use ounces, pints, quarts, and gallons.

16 ounces = 1 pint

2 pints = 1 quart

4 quarts = 1 gallon

There are also measurement units for cooking. In cooking, there are ounces, pounds, teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups.

16 ounces = 1 pound

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoons

16 teaspoons = 1 cup

2 comments

Krankenhaus 7 years ago

Yes, a measurement system known as imperial...


anonymous 4 years ago

what about weight? or temperature?

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working