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Metric Conversion Factors

Weight

1 ounce = 28.35 grams 1 gram = 0.035 ounce 1 pound = 454 grams 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

Volume

1 fluid ounce = 2957 milliliters 1 milliliter = 0.034 ounce 1 cup = 237 milliliters 1 quart = 946 milliliters 1 liter = 33.8 fluid ounces

Length

1 inch = 25.4 millimeters 1 centimeter = 0.39 inch 1 meter = 39.4 inches

Temperature

To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius: Subtract 32.Then multiply by Example: Convert 140°F to Celsius.

140 - 32 = 108 108 X 5/ = 60°C To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit: Multiply by 9/5.Then add 32. Example: Convert 150°C to Fahrenheit.

Note: The metric equivalents in the recipes in this book are rounded off. See page 102 for complete explanation.

Standard Can Sizes

Volume

Approximate Weight3

Can Name

U.S

Metric

U.S.

Metric

6 oz

5.75 fl oz

170 mL

6 oz

170 g

8 oz

8.3 fl oz

245 mL

8 oz

227 g

No. 1 picnic

10.5 fl oz

311 mL

1012 oz

298 g

No.211 cylinder

12 fl oz

355 mL

12 oz

340 g

No.300

13.5 fl oz

399 mL

14 oz

397 g

No.303

15.6 fl oz

461 mL

16-17 oz

454-482 g

No. 2

20 fl oz

591 mL

1 lb 4 oz

567 g

No.212

28.5 fl oz

843 mL

1 lb 13 oz

822 g

No.3 cylinder

46 fl oz

1360 mL

3 lb

1360 g

No. 5

56 fl oz

1656 mL

3 lb 8 oz

1588 g

No. 10

103.7 fl oz

3067 mL

612-7 lb

2722-2948 g

a Because the density of foods varies, so does the net weight for any given size can.

a Because the density of foods varies, so does the net weight for any given size can.

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