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Interactives --  British and Metric Conversions

Converting Metric Lengths into English Lengths

To convert from a metric unit to an English unit we have to use a conversion factor, which expresses the relationship of one unit to another. The conversion factors can be represented as fractions, as in the box to the right.

That's great, but how do I convert from metric length to English length?

Let's try a sample problem.


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