Re: Standards of converting to metric

Subject: Re: Standards of converting to metric
From: peter -at- softwell -dot- co -dot- uk
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 10:33:44 +0000

I make that 0.04% - must be the difference between US Math and UK Maths :-)

Seriously that is just a rounding error. A fluid ounce is a fixed volume - US pint is 16 of them, Imperial pint is 20 of them.
Therefore Imperial quarts and gallons are simply 20% bigger then US ones.


Original Message

That's only true to a first approximation. 1 US gallon (4 US quarts)
is equal to 3.785 litres. 1 Imperial gallon (4 Imperial quarts) is equal
to 4.546 litres. That makes 1 Imperial gallon equal to 1.201 US gallons
or 4.804 US quarts. So your ballpark conversion factor is off by
about 4%.


Fred Ridder


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