# What is the conversion factor for us?

## What is the conversion factor for us?

A conversion factor is a number used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing. For example, to convert inches to feet, the appropriate conversion value is 12 inches equal 1 foot. To convert minutes to hours, the appropriate conversion value is 60 minutes equal 1 hour.

What measurement system does the US use?

The U.S. is one of the few countries globally which still uses the Imperial system of measurement, where things are measured in feet, inches, pounds, ounces, etc.

How do I find the conversion factor?

The same length is 0.3048 meters, and it is also 30.48 centimeters.

1. To convert 10 feet to inches, multiply 10 times 12 (the conversion factor) = 120 inches.
2. To convert 10 feet to yards, multiply 10 x 1/3 = 3.3333 yards (or 3 1/3 yards)
3. To convert 10 feet to meters, multiply 10 x .3048 = 3.048 meters.

### What is the conversion factor formula?

Find the conversion factor by dividing the required yield (Step 2) by the recipe yield (Step 1). That is, conversion factor = (required yield)/(recipe yield).

Why are American measurements different?

Since there is no “base” rule for U.S. customary units, volume, mass, and distance are all measured differently under this system. The U.S. customary units for measuring the mass of an object are ounces, pounds, and tons.

Why does the United States still use the English system?

Why the US uses the imperial system. Because of the British, of course. When the British Empire colonized North America hundreds of years ago, it brought with it the British Imperial System, which was itself a tangled mess of sub-standardized medieval weights and measurements.

#### What’s the difference between us cup and Imperial Cup?

Imperial cup: the Imperial system measures fluid ounces differently than the U.S. system. One imperial cup equals 9.61 U.S. fluid ounces (or 10 imperial fluid ounces), making it slightly larger than one legal U.S. cup. The difference is negligible for a single cup but noticeable in large quantities.

Is there a standard conversion method for the English system?

Conversion Ratio (or Unit Factor): While the Metric System simply moves the decimal point to convert between its measurements’ prefixes, the English System requires a conversion ratio (or unit factor) to move between measurements.

What is the conversion table?

Definition of conversion table. : a table of equivalents for changing units of measure or weight into other units.