THE METRIC SYSTEM, WITH EQUIVALENTS. The entire metric system of weights and measures is based upon a fundamental unit called a meter, which is the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, and is the principal unit of linear measure. The are, or unit of square measure, is a square whose side is 10 meters. The stere, or unit of cubic measure, is a cube whose edge is a meter. TABLES. The liter, or unit of all measures of capacity, is a cube whose edge is the tenth of a meter. The gram, or unit of weight, is the weight of a cube of pure water at its greatest density, the edge of which is the hundredth part of a meter. Elements of the System. Millimeter. Decameter. Myriameter.... Linear, or Long, Measure. Meters. Inches. .861 .01 1,000 10,000 Decaliter. Hectoliter ..1 3.937- 10 100 Millistere, or cubic decimeter Centistere.. Decistere.. Stere, or cubic meter Decastere .1 1 10 100 1,000 10,000 Milliliter, or cubic centimeter.. Deciliter Liter, or cubic decimeter. Square Square Square Feet. .03937 :3937 139.37 inches is the legalized equivalent of the meter in the United States. The exact equivalent is 39.37079 inches. Square Measure. Cubic 1 10 100 Liters. 155 1,550 .001 .1 1 10 100 Feet. 1.000 10,000 .00328 .03280 .32808 3.28083 32.80933 328 0833 3,280.833 33.8 338 1.0764 10,764 107.64 Cubic 1,076.4 A square centimeter equals 0.155 square inches, a square decimeter 15.5 square inches, and a square kilometer 0.386 square miles. Cubic Measure. 61.023 610.23 .001 .0338 .00106 .01 338 3.38 01057 .10567 1 Yards. Miles. .00109 .01093 .10936 1.093611 1.0567 10 93611 109.3611 1,093.611 10.567 105.67 Square Acres. Yards. .1196 11 96 119.6 Cubic .00264 .02642 2 6417 A liter of water at its maximum density weighs a kilogram. 1.196 1,196 £5 314 353.14 .035314 .00006 00062 .35314 3.5314 .00621 .06213 .62137 6.2137 Measure of Capacity. Fluid Ounces Quarts. Gallons. Bushels. .0024 0247 .2471 2.471 Cubic Yards. .01308 .1308 1.308 13.08 130.8 002838 .028377 .283774 2.83774 28.3774 233.774 |