Systems of Measurement


A system of measurement is a collection of measures and the rules relating them to each other.
There are two major systems of measurement: the Imperial System and the Metric System.

The Imperial System

1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in)
1 yard (yd) = 3 feet
1 mile (mi) = 5280 feet
1 mile = 1760 yards

1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz)
1 stone = 14 pounds
1 ton = 2000 pounds

1 cup = 8 fluid ounces (fl oz)
1 pint = 2 cups
1 quart (qt) = 2 pints
1 gallon = 4 quarts

The Metric System
In the metric system conversions are made by multiplying or dividing by factors of 10.

The standard unit of length is the metre.

1 millimetre = 0.001 metre
1 centimetre = 0..01 metre
1 decimetre = 0.1 metre
1 kilometre = 1000 metres

The standard unit of weight is the gram.

1 milligram = 0.001 gram
1 centigram = 0.01 gram
1 decigram = 0.1 gram
1 kilogram = 1000 grams

The standard unit of volume is the litre.

1 millilitre = 0.001 litre
1 centilitre = 0.01 litre
1 decilitre = 0.1 litre
1 kilolitre = 1000 litres

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Here are some interview tips to help you get a job offer:

  • Shake hands with your interviewer(s) and smile when you first meet your interviewer(s)
  • Sit up straight in your seat in the interview room
  • Be confident and relaxed
  • Maintain good eye contact with your interviewer(s)
  • Ask for clarification if you are not sure what is meant by a particular question
  • Sell yourself by telling the interviewer(s) how your relevant skills and experience will contribute to the organisation
  • Ask questions about the job when asked whether you have any questions
  • Do not criticise your previous employers or jobs
  • Tell your interviewer(s) that you are interested in the job
  • Thank your interviewer(s) at the end of the interview
  • Follow up with a call or email after the interview

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The skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin protects the body from infections and the elements.
The common skin types are dry, normal, oily, combination and sensitive.
Here are some tips to help you keep your skin healthy:

  • Know your skin type
  • Use the right skin care products for your skin type
  • Wash with lukewarm water instead of hot water
  • Avoid long showers or baths
  • Moisturize regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Don’t smoke
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce stress
  • Sleep well
  • Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells

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A phobia is an extreme and unrealistic fear of an object, animal, place, situation or person.

Examples of phobias are listed below:

Agoraphobia: fear of open places or public places

Arachnophobia: fear of spiders

Acrophobia: fear of heights

Astraphobia: fear of thunder and lightning

Claustrophobia: fear of confined spaces

Cynophobia: fear of dogs

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns

Haemophobia: fear of blood

Homophobia: fear or hatred of homosexuals

Koumpounophobia: fear of buttons

Necrophobia: fear of death or corpses

Phobophobia: fear of phobias or fear of fear

Social phobia: fear of social situations

Xenophobia: fear of strangers or foreigners

Zoophobia: fear of animals

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