How to Convert Metric Units to Customary Lengths?

Answer France adopted the metric system of measurements in the late 18th century. This system unified methods of measurements within Europe by basing all measurements on multiples of 10. In the United Sta... Read More »

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What Are the Differences Between the Customary Units of Measure & the Metric System?

Measurement systems have existed since the early Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. Systems were created because of the need for uniformity and consistency in describing the length, weight an... Read More »

How to Convert Metric Lengths to Imperial?

If you live in certain areas of the world, you may be more familiar with the imperial measurement system than the metric system. This page aims to show how to easily and accurately convert metric l... Read More »

How to Convert Metric Units of Length?

The prefixes attached to metric units of length give you the key to converting among the units. Each prefix indicates how many meters are in one unit -- for example, a millimeter is 0.001 m, but a ... Read More »