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Converting American Weight into Metric

By Robert Subscribe to RSS | March 3rd 2012 | Views:
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The problem with living in the United States is that it is one of the only countries in the world that has yet to convert to the metric system. This might not seem like a big deal provided that you never travel or have to use a recipe that originates in another part of the world. If you do either of these things, you’ll quickly discover converting weights from American to metric is a mind numbing experience.

It is strongly encouraged that you take the time to learn the different conversions.

Taking the time to do so now, means you won’t have to do it later. Knowing how to convert the weight from American to metric will make traveling easier because you’ll be able to figure out how much suitcases weigh prior to checking in at the airport, how large a portion you can expect to get when you order at a restaurant, and other instances when the subject of weight comes up. Even grocery shopping will be easier in a foreign country if you’ve taken the time to learn how to understand metric weights.

The main unit for determining weight in the metric system is the kilogram. A single metric kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds. So if your checking luggage at the airport and the airline says you can’t have a suitcase that weighs more than 23 kilograms you will know that you need to figure out how to pack so your suitcase doesn’t weigh more than 50lb. With the help of a calculator and knowing the difference between a pound and a kilogram means you won’t be prone to panicking when you see something written in metric units. A single kilogram comes to .157 stones. While in Europe you will often hear people talk about their weight in stones. A metric ton is equal to about 600 stones. Tones are only used for very large measurements that need to be shipped, such as cars or large bales of hay.

There will be lots of instances when you need to know how much something weighs, but using a kilogram simply isn’t practical. When in the United States, you use ounces and/or grams. The metric system has grams and milligrams. A single milligram is going to be approximately 1/1000 of a gram. When you’re dealing with something that weighs a single gram, you know you have something that is 1/1000th of a kilogram.

The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to memorize the exact conversions of things before you leave for your trip. Knowing how to convert pounds to kilograms is quite useful. Making sure you’ve loaded the address of an online conversion website onto your smartphone means you can quickly do the math when you need to quickly convert a unit of weight into something you fully understand. A good converter site will be able to convert the numbers and provide you with the information you need after just a few seconds.

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