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The Units of Measurement Regulations 1994

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Regulation 6(5)(c)


PART VI Definitions of certain units which may not be used for trade except as supplementary indications

Measurement of length
Mile=1760 yards.
Furlong=220 yards.
Chain=22 yards.
YARD=0.9144 metre.
Foot=⅓ yard.
Inch=1/36 yard.
Measurement of area
Square mile=640 acres.
Acre=4840 square yards.
Rood=1210 square yards.
Square yard=a superficial area equal to that of a square each side of which measures one yard.
Square foot=1/9 square yard.
Square inch=1/144; square foot.

Measurement of volume

Cubic yard=a volume equal to that of a cube each edge of which measures one yard.
Cubic foot=1/27 cubic yard.
Cubic inch=1/1728 cubic foot.
Measurement of capacity
Bushel=8 gallons.
Peck=2 gallons
GALLON=4.54609 cubic decimetres.
Quart=¼ gallon.
Gill=¼ pint.
Fluid drachm=⅛ fluid ounce.
Minim=1/60 fluid drachm.
Measurement of mass or weight
Ton=2240 pounds.
Hundredweight=112 pounds.
Cental=100 pounds.
Quarter=28 pounds.
Stone=14 pounds.
Dram=1/16 ounce.
Grain=1/7000 pound.
Pennyweight=24 grains.
Ounce apothecaries=480 grains.
Drachm=⅛ ounce apothecaries.
Scruple=⅓ drachm.
Metric ton=1000 kilograms.
Quintal=100 kilograms.

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