Weights and Measures

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Cooking Abbreviations

This is what Grandpa uses, anyway

1 gm = 1 gram
1 cc = 1 cubic centimeter
1 tsp = 1 teaspoon
1 TBL = 1 tablespoon
1 oz = 1 ounce
1 C = 1 cup
1 LB = 1 pound
1 pt = 1 pint
1 qt = 1 quart

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Frequently Used Conversions

Liquid: From smallest to largest

1 milligram  =  0.015 grain = A teeny tiny ant, or a mosquito that has not yet eaten
1 grain  =  64.8 milligrams =  1/7,000 pound  =  1/437.5 ounce = 1 single grain of barley or long grained rice
1 CC = about 5 drops = ABOUT 1 gram (just barely under)
1 CC = 1 milliliter
1 CC = 1 gram = use just the tip of your measuring spoon
1 tsp = 5 cc = ABOUT 5 gm = the weight of a single nickle
1 TBL = 3 tsp = 1/2 oz = 15 cc
1 ounce  =  2 TBL =  1/128 U.S. gallon  =  1/16 U.S. pint
1/4 C = 2 oz = 4 TBL
1 deciliter  =  1/10 liter = 100 milliliters
1/2 C = 4 oz = 1 gill = 119 cc
1 C = 16 TBL = 8 oz = 238 gm
1 PT = 2 C = 16 oz =  1/2 quart =  1/8 gallon
1 QT = 2 PT = 32 oz = .946 liter = 1/4 gallon
1 liter = 1,000 CC = 1 qt + 3 TBL =  1.06 U.S. quarts
1 gallon = 4 qts = 128 oz = 3.78 liter

1 U.S. gallon (basic unit of liquid capacity in the United States)  =  231 cubic inches of water
1 imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons  =  277.4 cubic inches

Dry Measures: From smallest to largest

1 cubic centimeter  =  0.06 cubic inch
1 cubic inch  =  16.4 cubic centimeters
1 dry pint  =  1/64 bushel  =  1/2 dry quart
1 dry quart  =  1/32 bushel  =  1/8 peck
1 peck  =  1/4 bushel
1 U.S. bushel (basic unit of dry capacity in the United States)  =  2,150.4 cubic inches
1 imperial bushel (basic unit of dry capacity in some Commonwealth nations)  =  2,219.4 cubic inches
1 cubic yard  =  0.765 cubic meter
1 cubic meter  =  1.3 cubic yards
1 U.S. bushel  =  0.97 imperial bushel  =  3.5 dekaliters

Weight: From lightest to heaviest

1 milligram  =  0.015 grain = A teeny tiny ant, or a mosquito that has not yet eaten
1 grain  =  64.8 milligrams = 0.0648 gm
1 gram  =  0.035 avoirdupois ounce
1 pennyweight  =  24 grains  =  1/20 troy ounce
1 dram  =  1/256 pound  =  1/16 ounce = .0625 ounces = 1.77 gram
5 gm = the exact weight of one nickle
1 oz =  1/16 pound = 12 dimes = 28.5 gm
1 pound =  0.454 kilogram = Typical 16 oz canned goods
1 kilogram (basic unit of weight or mass) = 2.205 pounds
1 metric ton  =  1,000 kilograms =  1.1 short tons
1 short ton  =  2,000 pounds =  0.9 metric ton
1 long ton  =  2,240 pounds

Length: From shortest to longest

1 millimeter  =  1/1,000 meter = The diameter across this zero º
1 centimeter  =  1/100 meter =  0.39 inch
1 inch  =  2.54 centimeters =  1/36 yard  =  1/12 foot
1 foot  =  1/3 yard =  0.305 meter
1 yard (basic unit of length) =  0.914 meter
1 meter (basic unit of length) = just more than a yardstick = 39.37 inches =  3.28 feet =  1.094 yards
1 fathom  =  6 feet
1 rod  =  5 1/2 yards
1 furlong  =  220 yards  =  40 rods
1 kilometer  =  1,000 meters =  0.62 mile
1 mile  =  1,760 yards  =  5,280 feet  =  1.609 kilometers
1 nautical mile  =  6,076.1 feet

Area

Liquid: From smallest to largest

1 square centimeter  =  1/10,000 square meter =  0.155 square inch
1 square inch  =  1/1,296 square yard  =  1/144 square foot =  6.45 square centimeters
1 square decimeter  =  1/100 square meter
1 square foot  =  1/9 square yard
1 square yard (basic unit of area)
1 square meter (basic unit of area)
1 square rod  =  30 1/4 square yards
1 are  =  100 square meters
1 acre  =  4,840 square yards  =  160 square rods  =  0.405 hectare
1 hectare  =  10,000 square meters  =  100 ares =  2.47 acres
1 square kilometer  =  1,000,000 square meters =  0.386 square mile
1 square mile  =  3,097,600 square yards  =  640 acres =  2.59 square kilometers

Volume

Length, Width, Height: From smallest to largest

1 cc = 1 cubic centimeter  =  0.06 cubic inch =  1/1,000,000 cubic meter
1 cc = 1 milliliter  =  1/1,000 liter
1 cubic inch  =  1/46,656 cubic yard  =  1/1,728 cubic foot  =  16.4 cubic centimeters
1 cubic foot  =  1/27 cubic yard
1 cubic yard (basic unit of volume) =  0.765 cubic meter
1 cubic meter  =  1 stere (basic unit of volume)  =  1.3 cubic yards
1 centiliter  =  1/100 liter
1 deciliter  =  1/10 liter
1 liter  =  1 cubic decimeter (basic unit of capacity)
1 dekaliter  =  10 liters
1 hectoliter  =  100 liters  =  1/10 cubic meter

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