What is 1 mile equal to in kilometres?

# Measures (Very Easy)

Nowadays, we use the metric system: metres for length, kilograms for weight and litres for volume. Do you know your metric units?

The following symbols may be of use in doing this quiz:

• millimetre (mm); centimetre (cm); metre (m)
• milligram (mg); gram (g); kilogram (kg)
• square millimetre (mm2); square centimetre (cm2); square metre (m2)
• cubic millimetre (mm3); cubic centimetre (cm3); cubic metre (m3)
• millilitre (ml or mL); litre (l or L)

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1. How many kilograms are there in a metric ton?
1,000 kg = 1 t. A 'metric ton' is also written as 'tonne'
2. How many cubic centimetres are there in a litre?
1,000 cubic cm in 1 litre
3. What is 1 mile equal to in kilometres?
1 mile = 1.61 km = 1,610 m (for practical purposes, use 1.6 km). You should know this because miles are still used in many countries of the world
4. How many square metres are there in an acre?
4,047 square metres = 1 acre (for practical purposes, use 4,000 square metres). This has been included because 'acre' is still used in many parts of the world: farmers use it! By the way, 1 hectare = 10,000 square metres = 2.471 acres (for practical purposes, use 2.5 acres)
5. How many grams are there in a kilogram?
1,000 g in 1 kg
6. How many square metres are there in one square kilometre?
1,000 m in 1 km. One square kilometre = 1,000 × 1,000 = 1,000,000 square metres
7. How many cubic centimetres are there in one cubic metre?
100 cm in 1 m. A cubic metre = 100 × 100 × 100 = 1,000,000 cubic centimetres
8. How many millilitres are there in one litre?
1,000 ml in 1 l. Note: 1 cubic centimetre = 1 ml
9. How many millimetres are there in a centimetre?
10 mm in 1 cm
10. How many metres are there in a kilometre?
1,000 metres in a kilometre

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