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1. how did you work it out
2. 1 gallon = 8 pints
5 x 8 = 40
3. (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
how did you work it out
type '5 gallons in pints' into google and have fun with the calculator.
fyi 1 gallon is 8 pints.
these are imperial units not metric.
4. (Original post by JeremyOU)
type '5 gallons in pints' into google and have fun with the calculator.
fyi 1 gallon is 8 pints.
these are imperial units not metric.
whats the difference
5. (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
whats the difference
metric units are normally divisible by 10, kilograms, kilometres etc.
imperil units are old fashioned units that divide differently. (but are widely used still, mainly in America) like yard, gallon, pound, ounce, mile.
6. (Original post by JeremyOU)
metric units are normally divisible by 10, kilograms, kilometres etc.
imperil units are old fashioned units that divide differently. (but are widely used still, mainly in America) like yard, gallon, pound, ounce, mile.
sooo wat ur saying is metric conversions can be worked out but you have to know facts for imperial conversions...?
7. (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
sooo wat ur saying is metric conversions can be worked out but you have to know facts for imperial conversions...?
yes that's right.

http://www.liv.ac.uk/~cll/lskills/WN...yImperial.html
8. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!
9. Be aware that American measurements and uk measurements may not be the same
Metric started with the idea of one particular measurement and subdivision all following the same format. Even the litre is a kilo of water.

Imperial is more related by physical size
Ie an acre was the amount that a man could plough in a day etc

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