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7.17: Selection of Appropriate Weight or Capacity Units

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Cup

Cup

A cup is a small customary unit for measuring liquid capacity. One cup is equal to eight ounces or about 0.25 liters.
Customary System

Customary System

The customary system is the measurement system commonly used in the United States, including: feet, inches, pounds, cups, gallons, etc.
Fluid Ounce

Fluid Ounce

A fluid ounce is a customary unit for measuring liquid capacity. Soft drinks are measured in fluid ounces.
Gallon

Gallon

A gallon is a unit of liquid capacity. One gallon is equivalent to four quarts.
Ounces

Ounces

Ounces are the smallest common unit of weight in the customary system, used to measure very light items.
Pint

Pint

A pint is a unit of liquid capacity. One pint is equivalent to two cups.
Pounds

Pounds

Pounds are one of the most common units for measuring weight.
Quart

Quart

A quart is a unit of capacity that is equivalent to two pints.
Ton

Ton

A ton is the largest common unit for measuring weight. Very large items like cars and trucks are measured in tons.
Weight

Weight

Weight is a measurement of the heaviness or mass of someone or something. The customary units of weight included ounces, pounds, and tons.

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