Sunday, November 15, 2009


After many attempts and lots of work, the US Government gave up trying to learn Americans the standard measurements used in the rest of the world, such as metres, liter og kilo like it was planned. Now it is the tourist who has to adapt and learn the meaning of miles, pounds, yards, gallons, feet and other measurement standards. After some practice I have found ways of converting temperatures andweight into European measurement standards:

The easiest way is to learn the numbers 30°F, 50°F, 70°F and 90°F which equal the European numbers 0°C, 10°C, 20°C and 30°C. This way is almost correct, but the most accurate way of calculating it is to draw 32 degrees of the original number and multiply the answer with five and then divide it with nine, but this is nothing that can easily be calculated in the head, so I would reccoment you to use the first method.

Is simple to find out if you have a calculator near you. If you want to find out how many grams some ounces are, then you can just multiply the number with 28,35 to get the answer. The other way around you would have to multiply the pounds(16 ounces) with 0,545 to get the number of kilograms.

If you dont have a calculator, you can simply follow the table given:

U.S. Measurements 
Metric Measurements 
1/2 ounce
14 grams
1 ounce
29 grams
1 1/2 ounces
43 grams
16 ounces (1 pound)
454 grams

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