Weights and Measures
The two measurement systems used most frequently throughout the world are the English and metric systems. Both systems provide units for measuring length, volume, weight, time, and temperature. The English system is used most frequently in the United States; the metric system is used throughout the rest of the world.
The Problems You’ll Work On
In this chapter, use the formulas at the beginning of each section to answer the questions that follow. Most of these questions are practical problems that test your ability to convert from one type of unit to another.
Changing units within the English system
Making decimal conversions within the metric system
Converting temperature between English and metric units
Estimating conversions between English and metric units
What to Watch Out For
Here is some additional information about the English and metric systems of measurement:
English units of length are inches, feet, yards, and miles; metric units are based ...