Chapter 15 Customary Length, Weight and Capacity

  • Chapter 15

    Chapter Objective:

    * Length, weight and capacity can be measured using customary measurements.


    Vocabulary:

    inch (in.) - An inch is a customary unit for measuring small lengths.

    half inch - A half inch is the halfway mark between two inch marks.

    foot (ft) - A foot is a customary unit for measuring longer lengths. There are 12 inches in a foot. 

    yard (yd) - A yard is a customary unit for measuring long lengths and short distances. There are 3 feet (or 36 inches) in 1 yard. 

    quarter inch - A quarter inch is 1/4 of an inch.

    three quarter inch - Three quarters of an inch is equal to 3/4 of an inch.

    mile (mi) - A mile is a customary unit for measuring distances. There are 5280 feet in 1 mile. 

    ounce (oz) - An ounce is a customary unit for measuring weight of light objects. There are 16 ounces in 1 pound.

    pound (lb) - A pound is a customary unit for measuring weight of heavy objects. 1 pound is equivalent to 16 ounces.

    ton (T) - A ton is a customary unit for measuring weight of very heavy objects. 1 ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds.