Convert measurements

Let's say you want to know how many kilometers that you ran on a quarter-mile track or a tolerance level using metric values. To convert measurements, use the CONVERT function. The CONVERT function converts a wide range of measurements, including measures of weight, distance, time, pressure, force, energy, power, magnetism, temperature, and liquid measure.


The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

    Note: Do not select the row or column headers.

    Selecting an example from Help

    Selecting an example from Help

  3. Press CTRL+C.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

  5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.







Description (Result)


Convert 6 degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit (42.8)


Convert 6 teaspoons to tablespoons (2)


Convert 6 gallons to liters (22.71741274)


Convert 6 miles to kilometers (9.656064)


Convert 6 kilometers to miles (3.728227153)


Convert 6 inches to feet (0.5)


Convert 6 centimeters to inches (2.362204724)

Note: To see a full list of all the measures that can be converted, see the CONVERT function help topic.

Function details


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