Systems of Weight and Measurement in the United Kingdom
- The United Kingdom officially uses a metric system but it is still common to use the imperial system which is often used for distances.
- Metric system:
- Kilometre(km) is equal to 1.000 m.
- Metre (m) is equal to 100 cm.
- Centimetre (cm) is equal to 0.01 m
- Kilogramme (kg) is equal to 1.000 g.
- Gram (g) is equal to 0.001 kg.
- Litre (l) is equal of 1.000 ml and to one cubic decimetre (10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm).
- Millilitre (ml) is equal to 0.001 l.
- British Imperial system:
- Mile contains 1.760 yards. It is equal to 1.6 kilometres.
- Yard (yd) contains 3 feet. It is equal to 91.4 centimetres.
- Foot (ft) contains 12 inches. It is equal to 30.48 centimetres.
- Inch (in) equals 2.5 centimetres.
- Pound (lb) contains 12 ounces. It is equal to 454 grams.
- Ounce (oz) equals 28 grams.
- Gallon (gal) contains 4 quarts. It is equal to 4.55 l.
- Quart (qt) contains 2 pints. It is equal to 1.14 l.
- Pint (pt) is equal to 0.57 l.
- Metric system:
- The British currency is called pound (£), it is also known as GBP – Great British Pound.
- One pound equals 100 pennies (p).
- Notes come in denominations of £5, £10, £20 and £50.
- Coins come in 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2.
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