Customary System of Measurement

Definition of Customary System of Measurement

The Customary System of Measurement is derived from the earlier English system of measurement.

More About Customary System of Measurement

    In customary measurement system length, capacity, weight, and temperature are measured.
    Units for length: inches, feet, yards, and miles
    Units for capacity: cups, pints, quarts, and gallons
    Units for weight: ounces, pounds, and tons
    Units for temperature: degrees Fahrenheit

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Example of Customary System of Measurement

  • The customary unit that is used to measure the weight of a pack of potato chips is ounce.
  • The customary unit that is used to measure the quantity of water in a tank is gallon.

Solved Example on Customary System of Measurement

Ques: Which one of these is a reasonable customary unit to measure the height of a horse?
time in years since 2000. Draw a scatter plot and fit a curve for this data.

    Choices:
    A. centimeter
    B. liter
    C. foot
    D. gram
    Correct Answer: C

Solution:

    Step 1: A foot is the customary unit used to measure the height of a horse.