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 Measurement Converter Help

Introduction: The Measurement Converter is a sophisticated measurement conversion calculator that recognizes any combination of over 800 conversion factors, prefixes, constants, abbreviations, and synonyms.  Enter the measurement that you would like to convert from into the Convert From box, enter the measurement that you would like to convert to into the Convert To box (or leave it blank), then press the Convert It! button.

• Natural Language: Measurements can be entered as English phrases or in a form similar to algebraic expressions.  For example, to convert from 10 cubic feet, enter the 10 cubic feet in the Convert From box.
• Depth of Coverage: The Converter knows all of the important metric, SI, English, Avoirdupois, Troy, and ancient conversion factors. For example, converting 10 cups to liters returns 2.37.
• Combination of Units: The Converter understands any combination of the known units and/or prefixes. For example, converting 45 ft*lbs/second^2 to Newtons returns 6.22.  Measurements like "acre-foot" can be entered by separating the units with an asterisk, as in acre*foot or acre*feet.  Measurements like "gallons per minute" can be entered as gallons per minute or by separating the units with a slash, as in gallons/minute.
• Exponents (Square, Cubic, etc.): Powers can be entered using a caret ("^").  For example, square feet can be entered as feet^2 or ft^2, and cubic feet can be entered as feet^3 or ft^3.  Square feet can also be entered directly as square feet and cubic feet can also be entered directly as cubic feet.
• Abbreviations and Synonyms: The Converter knows the abbreviations, full names, and common synonyms for the conversion factors. For example, "kilometers per hour" can be entered as kph, km/hr, kmeters/hour, kilometers/hour, kilometers per hour, etc.
• Remaining Units: The Converter returns the remaining units if the dimensions of the units do not match. For example, converting 12 Joules to Newtons returns "12 meters".  Remaining units are returned in the standard SI units for the physical measurement. For example, results representing energy such as "kilowatt hours" are displayed in joules (the SI unit of energy).
• Fractional Numbers: The Converter understand numbers expressed in either decimal form or as fractions.  For example, .2 gallons can be entered as 1/5 gallon.  You cannot enter fractions like "1 2/3 gallons" yet; we're working on it!  