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The main distinction between the imperial system and the US measurement rates is in volume. The number of ounces in pints, quarts or gallons are larger in the imperial system. Also, the size of one fluid ounce is distinct, as it follows:

1 fl ounce (US) = 29.57 ml

1 fl ounce (imperial) = 28.41 ml

Fluid unce (US) is bigger than imperial fluid ounce.

When you need to convert between units in the Imperial and the US Systems, you will have to know the equivalents for each of the units:

Types of MeasurementConversion
Weight1 pound 16 ounces
Volume (US)1 gallon 4 quarts8 pints128 fl. ounces
1 quart 2 pints 4 cups 32 fl. ounces
1 pint 2 cups 16 fl. ounces
1 cup 16 tablespoons 8 fl. ounces
1 fl. ounce 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons
Volume (imperial)1 gallon 4 quarts 160 fl. ounces
1 quart 2 pints 40 fl. ounces
1 pint 4 gill 20 fl. ounces
1 gill 10 tablespoons 5 fl. ounces
1 fl. ounce 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons
Length1 mile 1760 yards5280 feet
1 yard 3 feet 36 inch
1 foot 12 inches

When it comes to cooking, you will most likely need soft conversions to transform ounces to spoons, pounds to ounces or gallons to cups. The most common soft conversions include:

Metric to US Measurements

1 milliliter 1/4 teaspoon
2 milliliters 1/2 teaspoon
5 milliliters 1 teaspoon
15 milliliters 1 tablespoon
30 milliliters 1 fluid ounce
250 milliliters 1 cup
500 milliliters 1 pint
1 liter 1 quart
4 liters 1 gallon

 

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