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Weight and Volume Conversions

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HealthWiki > Where Women Have No Doctor > Weight and Volume Conversions



The average adult weighs:
60 kg
=
132 lb
At birth the average baby weighs:
3 kg
=
6 ½ lb
Weight (how heavy something is)


16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)

1 pound = 454 grams (g)

1000 grams = 1 kilogram (kilo, kg)

1 kilo = 2 ⅕ pounds

1 ounce = 28 grams

1 gram = 1000 milligrams (mg)

1 grain (gr) = 65 mg

weights of a small child, a young girl, an older girl, and a woman
Here is an example of how a girl’s
and woman’s body can change
over the years:
19.8 lbs = 9 kilos
44 lbs = 20 kilos
77 lbs = 35 kilos
132 lbs = 60 kilos
Volume (how much space or bulk something has; for measuring liquids)
3 tsp = 1 Tbs
30 mls is about 1 ounce
1 liter is just a little more than 1 quart


1000 milliliters (ml) = 1 liter

1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter (cc)

3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 Tablespoon (Tbs)

1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters

1 Tablespoon = 15 milliliters

30 milliliters = about 1 ounce (of water)

8 ounces = 1 cup

32 ounces = 1 quart (qt)

1 quart = 0.95 liters (l)

1 liter = 1.06 quarts



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