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- Add New Measurements
- How can I add a measurement to ConvertIt that it does not currently recognize?
- How do I convert from indicated airspeed to true airspeed?
- Area of Rectangular Solid
- How do I find the area of a rectangular solid that is 160,000 square meters by 13 inches?
- Area of X-sided Figure
- How do I figure out the area of an N sided figure? For example, the area of a six-sided figure. The sides have lengths of 4, 6, 9, 3, and 5.
- Board Feet from Lineal Feet
- How do I convert from lineal feet to board feet?
- BTU to Cubic Meters
- How to convert from BTU (British Thermal Units) to cubic meters of gas?
- Capacity of a Tank
- How do I figure out the capacity in gallons of a fuel (or water or oil) tank? The tank resembles the tank on a tanker truck or railroad tanker car. The oval end is X feet tall by Y feet wide, and the tank is Z feet long.
- Convert Fluid Volume To Mass/Weight Measurements
- How do I convert from cups, fluid ounces, teaspoons, etc. (fluid volume units) to pounds, ounces, grams, etc. (mass/weight units)?
- Convert From a Combination of Units
- Why doesn't ConvertIt recognize measurements like "5 feet 2 inches"?
- Convert To a Combination of Units
- Why can't ConvertIt convert to a combination of related measurements like feet and inches, or quarts and ounces?
- Decibels and Logarithmically-scaled Units
- How can I convert from decibels to other measurements of sound intensity?
- Decimal Degrees to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (DMS)
- How can I convert from decimal degrees (as in, "degrees of longitude" or "degrees of latitude") to degrees, minutes, and seconds, or vice versa? How can I convert from fractional hours to hours, minutes, and seconds, or vice versa?
- Distance and Time to Miles per Hour
- How do I convert a distance traveled in a specific amount of time to miles per hour (or some other unit of speed)? For example, if a vehicle travels 2.54 miles in 1.67 minutes, what is its speed in miles per hour?
- Eighths in an Ounce
- How many "eighths" are there in an ounce?
- Fractions like 2 5/8
- Why doesn't ConvertIt recognize measurements like "2 5/8 feet" when it recognizes "4/5 foot"?
- Fuel Efficiency and Fuel Consumption
- How do I convert fuel efficiency/fuel consumption measurements between the metric system (SI) and English system units?
- How many X are there in one Y?
- How many X are there in one Y? For example, how many teaspoons are there in a gallon?
- How Many X in a Container?
- How can I estimate the number of dimes (or jelly beans, or buttons, etc.) that are in a container without counting them?
- Hyphenated Units Like Acre-Foot
- Why doesn't ConvertIt recognize hyphenated measurements like "acre-foot"?
- Inches of Mercury
- Why doesn't ConvertIt recognize "inches of mercury"?
- International Units (IU) to Milligrams
- How do I convert from International Units (IU) to grams or milligrams?
- Linear Feet to Square Feet and Cubic Feet
- How do I convert linear feet to square feet and cubic feet?
- Ounces and Fluid Measurements
- Why doesn't ConvertIt recognize "ounces" as compatible with gallons, teaspoons, and other liquid measurements?
- Parts per Million to Micrograms per Liter
- How do I convert from parts per million to micrograms per liter?
- Parts per Million to Moles
- How do I convert a parts per million measurement of Hydrogen Sulfide content in Sulfur into moles?
- Pounds per Square Inch
- Why does ConvertIt say that "pounds/square inch" is a measure of surface density and not a measure of pressure?
- Shoe Sizes and Clothing Sizes
- How do I convert my US (United States) shoe size into a UK (United Kingdom) or European (metric) shoe size?
- Steel Sheet Gauges/Sizes
- How do I convert from a steel sheet #16 to its width in millimeters?
- Temperature Conversions: 0 Degrees
- When I Convert From "degrees Celsius" (or "Celsius" or "dC") to "degrees Fahrenheit", why is the answer 33.799... degrees and not 32 degrees?
- Torque Measurements: daNm to Foot Pounds
- How do I convert from daNm to foot pounds of torque?
- Wind Chill Factor
- How can I determine the wind chill factor or the perceived temperature given the current temperature and wind speed?
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