## Useful Measurements

### Liquid Measure

• 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
• 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
• 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
• 2 cups = 1 pint
• 2 pints = 1 quart
• 4 quarts = 1 gallon

### Linear Measure

• 12 inches = 1 foot
• 3 feet = 1 yard
• 5280 feet = 1760 yards = 1 mile

### Square Measure

• 144 square inches (sq. in.) = 1 square foot (sq. ft.)
• 9 sq. ft. = 1 square yard (sq. yd.)
• 43,560 sq. ft. = 4840 sq. yd. = 1 acre (A.)
• 640 A. = 1 square mile (sq. mi.)

### Calculating Areas

• Area of rectangle = length x width
• Area of triangle = (base x height)/2
• Area of circle = .785 x diameter2

### Cubic Measure

• 1 cubic foot (cu. ft.) = 1728 cubic inches (cu. in.)
• 1 cubic foot = 7.48 gallons
• 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet

### Weight Measure

• 1 pound (lb.) = 16 ounces
• 1 hundred weight (cwt.) = 100 pounds
• 1 ton = 20 cwt. = 2000 pounds

From the GardenPro Answer Book; revised and updated by Lois Berg Stack, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension.