Government of Tamil Nadu

Department of Economics and Statistics

Statistical Hand Book 2016

METRIC SYSTEM OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

TABLE A

LINEAR MEASURE

10 Millimetres

=

1 Centimentre

=

0.3937 inch

10 Centimetres

=

1 Decimetre

=

3.937 inches

10 Decimetres

=

1 Metre

=

39.37 inches or 3.28 Feet

10 Metres

=

1 Decametre

=

393.7 inches

10 Decametres

=

1 Hectometre

=

328 feet 1 inch

10 Hectometres

=

1 Kilometre

=

0.621 mile

10 Kilometres

=

1 Myriametre

=

6.21 miles

WEIGHTS

10 Milligrams

=

1 Centigram

=

0.1543 grain

10 Centigrams

=

1 Decigram

=

1.5432 grains

10 Decigrams

=

1 Gram

=

15.432 grains

10 Grams

=

1 Decagram

=

0.3527 ounce

10 Decagrams

=

1 Hectogram

=

3.5274 ounces

10 Hectograms

=

1 Kilogram

=

2.2046 pounds

10 Kilograms

=

1 Myriagram

=

22.046 pounds

10 Myriagrams

=

1 Quintal

=

220.46 pounds

10 Quintals

=

1 Metric ton

=

2204.6 pounds

 

CAPACITY MEASURE

 

10 Millilitres

=

1 Centilitre

=

0.338 fluid ounce

10 Centilitres

=

1 Decilitre

=

3.38 fluid ounces

10 Decilitres

=

1 Litre

=

1.0567 liquid quarts or 0.9081dry quart

10 Litres

=

1 Decalitre

=

2.64 gallons or 0.284 bushel

10 Decalitres

=

1 Hectolitre

=

26.418 gallons or 2.838 bushels

10 Hectolitres

=

1 Kilolitre

=

264.18 gallons or 35.315 Cubic feet

 

SQUARE MEASURE

 

100 Sq. Millimetres

=

1 Sq.Centimetre

=

0.15499 inch

100 Sq. Centimetres

=

1 Sq. Decimetre

=

15.499 inches

100 Sq. Decimetres

=

1 Sq. Metre

=

1549.9 Sq. inches or 1.196 Sq. Yards

100 Sq. Metres

=

1 Decametre

=

119.6 Sq. Yards

100 Sq. Decametres

=

1 Sq.Hectometre

=

2.471 acres

100 Sq. Hectometres

=

1 Sq. Kilometre

=

0.386 Sq. Mile

VOLUME MEASURE

1000 Cubic Millimetres

=

1 Cubic Centimetre

=

.06102 Cubic inch

1000 Cubic Centimetres

=

1 Cubic Decimetre

=

61.02 Cubic inches

1000 Cubic Decimetres

=

1 Cubic Metre

=

35.314 Cubic feet

 

 

 

 

 

(The Unit is called a “Stere” in measuring fire wood)

 

 

TABLE B

EASY CONVERSIONS

Metres into Yards

Add one-tenth.

Yards into Metres

Deduct one-tenth.

Kilometres into Miles

Multiply by 5 and divide by 8.

Miles into Kilometres

Multiply by 8 and divide by 5.

Litres into Pints

Multiply by 7 and divide by 4.

Pints into Litres

Multiply by 4 and divide by 7.

Litres into Gallons

Multiply by 2 and divide by 9.

Gallons into Litres

Multiply by 9 and divide by 2.

Kilograms into Pounds

Divide by 9 and multiply by 20.

 

TABLE C

SPEED

Miles/hr

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

Km/hr

32

48

64

80

96

112

128

TEMPERATURE

Celsius

-5

0

5

10

20

30

36.9

40

50

Fahrenheit

23

32

41

50

68

86

98.4

104

122

 

TYRE PRESSURE

 

Ib/Sq.in

22

24

26

28

30

32

34

Kg.Sq.Cm.

1.55

1.69

1.83

1.97

2.11

2.25

2.39

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Miles/gal

10

20

30

40

50

Litres/100km

28.3

14.2

9.5

7.1

5.6

 

TABLE D

PAPER SIZES

A Size

Mm

Inches

A0

841 x 1189

33 ⅛  x 46 ¾

A1

594 x 841

23 ⅜ x 33 ⅛

A2

420 x 594

16 ½ x 23 ⅜

A3

297 x 420

11 ¾ x 16 ½

A4

210 x 297

8 ¼   x 11 ¾

A5

148 x 210

5 ⅞  x  8 ¼

A6

105 x 148

4 ⅛  x  5 ⅞

A7

74   x 105

2 ⅞  x  4 ⅛

A8

52   x 74

2 1/16  x  2 ⅞

A9

37   x 52

1 ½  x  2 1/16

A10

26   x 37

1 x 1 ½

 

TABLE E

RECOGNISED ABBREVIATIONS

Millimetre

mm.

Centimetre

cm.

Metre

m.

Kilometre

Km.

Gram

g.

Kilogram

Kg.

Quintal

q.

Tonne

t.

Millilitre

ml.

Litre

l.

Kilolitre

kl.

Square Metre

Sq.m.

Cubic Metre

Cu.m.

Kilo Watt

KW.

Mega Watt

MW.

Million Units

MU.

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