Number 8 in Measurements

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The number of pints in a gallon. The number of gills in a quart. The number of fluid drams in a fluid ounce.

U.S. customary units for liquid measures: 1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 32 gills = 128 fluid ounces = 1024 fluid drams = 61440 minims = 3.785411784 liters = 231 inch3.

 

The number of fluid ounces in a cup.

U.S. customary units for kitchen measurements: ½ pints = 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 2880 drops = 236.588 ml.

 

The number of gills in a dry quart. The number of (dry) quarts in a peck. The number of gallons in a bushel. The number of pints in a gallon.

U.S. customary units for dry measures: 1 bushel = 4 pecks = 32 dry quarts = 64 dry pints = 35.23907016688 liters = 2150.42 inch3.

British imperial units for dry and liquid measures: 1 bushel = 4 pecks = 8 gallons = 32 quarts = 64 pints = 256 gills = 1280 fluidounces = 36.368736 liters.

 

1 ounce apothecaries = 8 drams apothecaries.

1 pound apothecaries = 12 ounces apothecaries = 96 drams apothecaries = 288 scruples = 5760 grains.

 

The number of furlongs in a mile.

U.S. customary units for linear measures: 1 mile = 8 furlongs = 320 rods = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet = 63,360 inches.

 

The circumference (inches) of a head where a hat covers is equal to the hat’s size (U.S.) multiplied by 8 (or 2.54×p).

 

 The number of champagne bottles contained in a Methuselah, (capacity of 6 liters). (A biblical patriarch, who lived to the age of 969).

 

Mohs hardness scale for estimating the hardness of minerals or solid substances: diamond 10, corundum 9, topaz 8, quartz 7, orthoclase 6, apatite 5, fluorite 4, calcite 3, gypsum 2 and talc 1.

 

The highest level in the scale to measure the amount of cloud in the sky: 8 oktas is totally clouded and 0 okta is completely clear.

 

The 8 o’clock direction is 30o off the left-hand side to the back.

 

The difference of one full shoe size is 8.47 mm = 1/3 inch.

  

1 peck = 8.809768 l (liters).

U.S. customary units for dry measures: 1 bushel = 4 pecks = 32 dry quarts = 64 dry pints = 35.23907016688 liters = 2150.42 inch3.