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Definition

U.S. Standard System: the United States standard or customary system of measurement (also called the English, Imperial or American) is the most commonly used system of measurement in the United States.

Hawaiian Translation: Anakahi ‘Amelika


Example

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The US Standard system uses units that have no predictable relationship to each other. For example, there are 2 cups in a pint, but 4 quarts in a gallon. There are 16 ounces in a pound, but 2000 pounds in a ton. To convert units, you have to memorize or look up the relationships of these units.

What makes the US standard systems different from the Metric system is the relationship between the units.

For more on the US Standard system click the website below.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/us-standard-units-introduction.html

 


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