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# The Imperial System

### The Imperial System

The Imperial System is a system of units of measurement which is used mostly in the UK and the USA.

The Imperial system is another system of measurement, though it is less commonly used. The UK and the USA are the two countries where the Imperial system is used most commonly. ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸

In the Imperial System, **length** is measured in **inches**, **feet**, **yards** or **miles**.

There are $1760$ yards in every mile.

How many yards are there in 2 miles?

In one yard, there are $3$ feet.

How many feet in 6 yards?

There are $12$ inches in one foot.

How many inches in 5 feet?

1 mile is the same as 1,760 yards

1 yard is the same as 3 feet and 1 foot is the same as 12 inches

In the Imperial system, **mass** is measured in **stones**, **pounds** (lb) and **ounces** (oz).

**Stones** are the largest unit.

In one stone, there are $14$ pounds.

How many lbs in 5 stones?

In one pound, there are $16$ ounces.

How many ounces are there in 6 pounds?

1 stone is the same as 14 pounds (lb)

1 pound is the same as 16 ounces (oz)

You're doing great! The Imperial system can be a bit of a pain... ðŸ¤¯

Let's look at **capacity**. In the Imperial system, this is measured in **fluid ounces (fl oz)**, **pints**, **quarts** or **gallons**.

Gallons are the largest unit.

In one gallon, there are 4 quarts.

How many quarts in 3 gallons?

In one quart, there are 2 pints.

How many pints in 8 quarts?

In one pint, there are 20 fluid ounces (fl oz).

How many fl oz in 3 pints?

1 gallon is the same as 4 quarts

1 quart is the same as 2 pints and 1 pint is the same as 20 fluid ounces