# Munich - Unit measures

This document provides a summary of the most common
units of measurement we need to deal with in the household that can be
found in use around the world today.

It is handy
to be able to translate "new" units into the ones you are familiar with
and for this purpose, we have listed the appropriate conversion factors
needed to change a unit of measure into another one.

Based on a few years old survey, the only other
countries that have not officially adopted the metric system are
Liberia (in western Africa) and Myanmar (also known as Burma, in
southeast Asia). These two countries did not have an official policy of
converting to metric, at least at the time of the survey.

Most other
countries have either used the metric system for many years, or have
adopted the metric system within the last 30 years. Although there is
some controversy about how to define whether a country is metric, the
fact remains that among countries with non-metric usage the U.S. is the
only significant holdout.

Use of the metric system is ever growing, especially linked with the wider acceptance of global standards which are mostly in metric measurements. In the 1970s, most British Commonwealth nations changed from the Imperial system of units to the metric system.

#### Length conversion factors

**Metric to Imperial **

When you know millimeters multiply by 0,04 to find inches

When you know centimeters multiply by 0,4 to find inches

When you know meters multiply by 3,3 to find feet

When you know kilometers multiply by 0,6 to find miles **Imperial to metric **When you know inches multiply by 2,54 to find centimeters

When you know feet multiply by 30 to find centimeters

When you know yards multiply by 0,9to find meters

When you know miles multiply by 1,6to find kilometers

#### Temperature conversion factors

*When you know *Celsius *multiply by ***9 **, *divide by ***5 **, *add ***32 ***to find *Fahrenheit *When you know *Celsius *add * **273.16 ***to find * Kelvin *When you know *Fahrenheit *subtract ***32 **, *multiply by ***5 **, *divide by ***9 ***to find *Fahrenheit *When you know *Kelvin *subtract ***273.16 ***to find * Celsius

#### Weight** **conversion factors

**Metric to Imperial **

When you know grams *multiply by * **0,035 ***to find *ounces

When you know kilograms *multiply by * **2,2 ***to find *pounds **Imperial to metric **

When you know ounces *multiply by * **0,45 ***to find *kilograms

100 grams = 3 1/2 ounces

1000 grams = 1 kilogram

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

1 ounce = 28.35 grams

16 ounces = 1 pound

1 pound = 453.6 grams ** **