Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs. - Mark Twain


Units of weight

  • 1 milligram = 0.015 grain
  • 1 gram = 15.43 grains = 0.035 ounces
  • 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds
  • 1 grain = 64.8 mg
  • 1 dram = 1.772 g
  • 1 ounce = 28.35 g
  • 1 pound = 0.4356 kg
Units of capacity
  • 1 millitre = 0.00176 pint
  • 1 litre = 1000 ml = 1.76 pint = 0.22 UK gallon
  • 1 fluid ounce = 28.41 cubic sm
  • 1 pint = 0.5683 litre
  • 1 quart = 2 pints = 1.137 litre
  • 1 (UK) gallon = 4 quaters = 4.546 litre
  • 1 (US) gallon = 231 cubic inches = 3.785 litre
  • 1 bushel = 8 gallons = 36.369 litre

  • 1 TBSP ( tablespoon ) in America is usually little larger than in Russia
  • 1 tsp ( teaspoon; tsps = teaspoons ) looks the same in Russia and America
  • A cup, in Russia, usually means a 250 ml (0.44 pint) glass
Temperature
  • Fahrenheit = (9/5) * C + 32
  • Celsius = (5/9) * ( F - 32 )
Units of length
  • 1 millimetre = 0.03937 inch
  • 1 sentimetre = 10 mm = 0.3937 inch
  • 1 decimetre = 10 cm = 3.937 inches
  • 1 metre = 39.37 inches
  • 1 kilometre = 1000 m = 1094 yards = 0.6214 mile
  • 1 inch = 2.539 mm
  • 1 foot = 0.304 m = 30.4 mm
  • 1 yard = 0.914 m = 91.4 mm
  • 1 mile = 1.60932 km
  • 1 foot = 12 inches
  • 1 yard = 3 feet
  • 1 rode, pole, or perch = 5.5 yards
  • 1 chain = 22 yards
  • 1 furlong = 10 chains
  • 1 mile = 8 furlongs
  • 1 nautical mile = 6076.12 feet
Abbreviations used in recipes
  • inch = in. or "
  • foot = ft. or '
  • yard = yd.
  • cup = C
  • ounce = oz.
  • pound = lb. or #
  • quart = qt.
  • pint = pt.
  • teaspoon = tsp. or t
  • tablespoon = TBSP or T
  • degrees = deg.
  • Fahrenheit = F
  • Celsius = C


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