Imperial UnitsLearn about common imperial units and how they relate to other units of measurement 
Gallon refers to the imperial gallon which was used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and some Caribbean countries but not the USA.
Quart as the name suggests is a quarter of a gallon.
Pint  the imperial pint is about 20% larger than the American pint.
Fluid ounce is almost exactly the same as the volume of pure water weighing one ounce.
1 gallon = 4 quarts1 quart = 2 pints1 pint = 20 fluid ounces
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Level 2  Units of weight
Level 3  Units of capacity
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1 mile = 1760 yards1 yard = 3 feet1 foot = 12 inches
1 ton = 160 stones1 stone = 14 pounds1 pound = 16 ounces
1 gallon = 4 quarts1 quart = 2 pints1 pint = 20 fluid ounces
The sign ≈ means approximately equal to.
1 inch ≈ 2.5cm
5 miles ≈ 8 km
2.2 lb (pounds) ≈ 1kg
1.75 pints ≈ 1 litre
1 gallon ≈ 4.5 litres
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Just when I thought I knew all of the imperial units I heard Matt Parker (Standup Maths) list them all, even the more obscure ones, in this wonderful monologue. When you hear their names and their relative sizes you cannot help but be grateful for the metric system which is more common today.
This audio excerpt is from an excellent podcast from BBC Radio 4 called More or Less: Behind the Stats in which Tim Harford tries to make sense of the statistics which surround us. It's well worth a listen if you have an interest in mathematics and statistics and provides real world examples of the maths we learn in school.
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