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Monday, 25 July 2011 12:23

Weights, Measures & Numbers

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The Russian system of weights and measures is similar to the one used in Continental Europe. Russians use kilometers, meters and centimeters to measure the length, and kilograms and liters to measure the weight.

1 inch

1 foot

1 yard

1 mile

1 acre

1 pound

1 gallon

2,54 cm

0,304 m

0,914 m

1,609 km

0,405 hectars

0,454 kg

4,546 liters


Also, decimal numbers are separated with a comma, not with a dot (e.g. two thousand two hundred ninety nine is 2,200.99 in the USA, and is 2 200,99 in Russia).
The Celsius temperature scale is used in Russia. 0 degrees Celsius equals 32 degrees Fahrenheit. To calculate the temperature, the following rule can be applied: T (Celsius) = 5/9 * [T (Fahrenheit) - 32] or 
T(Fahrenheit) = 9/5 * T(Celsius) + 32. So, for example, 20 C degrees in Russia equals 9/5 * 20 + 32 = 68 F degrees.
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