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## What is metric and customary measurement?

The metric system uses units such as meter, liter, and gram to measure length, liquid volume, and mass, just as the U.S. customary system uses feet, quarts, and ounces to measure these.

## What are the 3 customary units of measurement?

The customary units to measure length and distances in the customary system are inches, feet, yards, and miles.

**What two customary units measure speed?**

miles per hour | |
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Unit system | Imperial, United States customary units |

Unit of | speed |

Symbol | mph |

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**What is the difference between metric and customary?**

The customary system is based on the measurements from old English law, while the metric system is based on powers of ten. The customary system is used here in the United States while the metric system is used Europe, Canada, and many other countries.

### How do you convert customary to metric?

There are exactly 2.54 centimeters in one inch. This is the basic fact that needs to be memorized for any of the distance conversions between metric and customary measurement. To convert from cm to inches, we divide the number of centimeters by 2.54 to get the result.

### What is the customary unit of measurement?

Length and distances in the customary system are measured in inches, feet, yards and miles. The U.S. customary weight measurement units are ounces, pounds, and tons. The U.S customary capacity or volume measurement units are ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

**What are customary units?**

United States customary units. U.S customary units is the system of units of measurement used to measure things in the United States. The system of Imperial units is similar and in some parts identical. Length or distance units include the inch, foot, yard and mile.