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How to Convert Distance Measurements

Use the following conversion list to sort out how meters relate to yards and feet relate to miles.

Instructions

Convert Distances Within the Metric System

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    Ten millimeters equal 1 centimeter.

    2

    Ten centimeters equal 1 decimeter.

    3

    Ten decimeters (or 1,000 mm or 100 cm) equal 1 meter.

    4

    Ten meters equal 1 decameter.

    5

    Ten decameters equal 1 hectometer.

    6

    Ten hectometers (or 1,000 m) equal 1 kilometer.

Convert Distances Within the U.S. System

    7

    Twelve inches equal 1 foot.

    8

    Three feet equal 1 yard.

    9

    Five and one-half yards equal 1 rod.

    10

    Forty rods equal 1 furlong.

    11

    Eight furlongs (or 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet) equal 1 mile.

Convert Between U.S. and Metric Measurements

    12

    One inch equals 2.54 centimeters. One centimeter equals 0.39 inch (0.3937 inches).

    13

    One foot equals 0.30 meter (0.3048 m). One meter equals 3.3 feet (3.2808 feet).

    14

    One yard equals 0.91 meter (0.9144 m). One meter equals 1.1 yards (1.0936 yard).

    15

    One mile equals 1.6 kilometers (1.6093 km). One kilometer equals 0.62 mile (0.62137 mile).

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