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Conversion Factors & Units to Memorize

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    1.00 in = 2.54 cm
    1.00 lb = 453.5 g
    1.000 kg = 2.205 lb
    1.000 L = 1.057 qt (0.946 L = 1.00 qt)
    1.00 atm = 760. mmHg = 760. torr
     
     1 kilo = 103 base unit

    1 deci = 10-1 base unit (10 deci = 1 base unit)
    1 centi = 10-2 base unit (102 centi = 1 base unit)
    1 milli = 10-3 base unit (103 milli = 1 base unit)
    1 micro* = 10-6 base unit (106 micro = 1 base unit)
    *1 micro = 1 \(\mu\) = 1 mc

    103  micro = 1 milli (1 micro = 10-3 milli)
    1 cm3  = 1 mL = 1 cc

    Metric base units

    g = gram
    m = meter
    L = liter
    s = second

    English units

    lb = pound
    Ounce vs Fluid Ounce: oz is a mass unit and fl oz is a volume unit in the English system.
    oz = ounce
    pt = pint
    qt = quart
    gal = gallon
     
    8 fluid oz = 1 cup
    2 cups = 1 pt
    2 pt = 1 qt
    4 qt = 1 gallon