**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

**Examples 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**

Which one of these is a reasonable customary unit to measure the height of a horse?

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.

**Related Terms for Customary System of Measurement**

- Capacity
- English System
- Length
- Measure
- Temperature
- Weight