# Brainpop Customary Units

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Brainpop Customary Units
Introduction Brainpop Customary Units

Customary Measurement Length, Capacity, and Weight

Customary Length 12 inches (in) = 1 foot (ft)
36 inches = 3 feet or 1 yard (yd) 5,280 feet = 1 mile (mi) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE.

Customary Length A yard is about the length of a walking stick.

Customary Length A yard is about the length of a walking stick.

Customary Length A foot is about the length of a floor tile.

Customary Capacity 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt)
2 cups = 1 pint (pt) 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup (c) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE.

1 gallon Meet Mr. Gallon

Meet Mr. Gallon 4 quarts

Customary Weight 16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)
2,000 pounds = 1 ton (T) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE.

Customary Weight A small car weighs about a ton.

Customary Weight An ounce weighs the same as 8 nickels.

Customary Conversions

One technique for converting customary units of measure is by setting up a proportion.

Convert 6 feet to inches. First, set up a ratio: Next write another ratio based on what you are being asked to find: Solve for x . = 72 inches

Now you try it!

Convert 5 feet into inches.

Convert 420 feet into yards