# Measuring Units

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

##### Exercise ConversionsInformationMore Measures

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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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## Common Conversions

Approximate Equivalents

Metric Prefixes

Imperial

#### 1 ton = 2240 pounds

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## What is a Metre?

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