# Converting Measurements

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### How to Estimate Metric Amounts

One reason people sometimes feel uncomfortable using the metric system is that when you’re not familiar with it, estimating amounts in practical terms is hard. For example, if your friend invites you to

### How to Use the English System of Measurement

The English system of measurement is most commonly used in the United States (but, ironically, not in England). Although you’re probably familiar with most of the English units of measurement, in the following

### How to Convert Metric Units of Measurement

If you want to convert from English to metric units or from metric to English units, there is a simple way to do this that uses only one formula for each type of conversion.

### How to Use the Metric System

The metric system provides units of measurement for distance, volume, mass, time, and temperature. It builds these units using a basic unit and a set of

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