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Measuring Units

Check your knowledge of the common metric and imperial units used for measuring with this multiple choice quiz.

Exercise Conversions Information More Measures

You can earn a trophy if you get at least 8 questions correct.

1. Which metric unit would you use to measure the weight of a bus?

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2. Which of the following is closest to the length of a normal golf club?

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3. Roughly how many pints are equivalent to 8 litres?

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4. How many kilograms roughly does a 22 lb bag of potatoes weigh?

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5. Ben went for a 16km run. Roughly how many miles is that?

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6. Jill is six feet tall. James is five and a half feet tall. How much taller is Jill than James.

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7. Bottles of 'Bug Juice' come in the following sizes. Which contains the most Bug Juice?

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8. 150cm is the same as

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9. A short footpath is 21 yards long. How many feet is that?

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10. Five cars are in the final of a race. Their average speeds are given below. Which car was travelling the fastest?

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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Common Conversions

Approximate Equivalents

1 mile = 1.6 km

1 metre = 39.37 inches

1 foot = 30.5 cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 kg = 2.2 lb

1 gallon = 4.5 litres

1 litre = 1.75 pints

1 tonne = 1000 kg

Metric Prefixes

mega 1000000

kilo 1000

hecto 100

deca 10

deci 0.1

centi 0.01

milli 0.001

micro 0.000001

Imperial

1 foot = 12 inches

1 yard = 3 feet

1 mile = 1760 yards

1 pint = 20 fluid ounces

1 gallon = 8 pints

1 pound = 16 ounces

1 stone = 14 pounds

1 ton = 2240 pounds

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What is a Metre?

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

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