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Benchmarks for Customary Units of Measurement

Length

 

mile

10 city blocks or 15 football fields laid end to end

yard

baseball bat length

foot

The height of a loose-leaf binder

inch

The top of your thumb

 

 

Liquid Volume/Capacity

 

gallon

large carton of milk

quart

medium-sized carton of milk

pint

2 milk cartons from the cafeteria

cup

coffee mug

 

 

Mass/Weight

 

ton

small car

pound

loaf of bread

ounce

a letter (piece of mail)