Units Of Measure

The system of measurement used in the United States is complicated. Even when people have used the system all their lives, they still sometimes have trouble remembering things like how many fluid ounces are in a quart or how many feet are in a mile.

Table 5.2 lists abbreviations used in this book.Table 5.3 lists equivalents among the units of measure used in the kitchen.You should memorize these thoroughly so you don't have to lose time making simple calculations.

Table 5.3

Units of Measure— U.S. System

Continue reading here: The Metric System

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