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  • Conant, Desinae;

    6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Conant, Desinae;'s post “how do i know how much a ...”

    how do i know how much a mile is?

    (5 votes)

    • Stephen White

      6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Stephen White's post “This is something that yo...”

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      This is something that you will probably want to memorize. A mile is 5280 feet.

      Once you have that in your memory, you can then use math to determine how many yards a mile is and all sorts of other measurements.

      (18 votes)

  • aramirez0906

    6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to aramirez0906's post “Thank You! this is really...”

    Thank You! this is really helpful but is there a faster way or less confusing way

    (5 votes)

    • bgr2006

      4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to bgr2006's post “I find the metric system ...”

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      I find the metric system is easier and faster, because its all based on tens

      (12 votes)

  • Baker,Jayden

    6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Baker,Jayden's post “Is there anything smaller...”

    Is there anything smaller than a millemeter

    (7 votes)

    • Anthony Fritz

      6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Anthony Fritz's post “The micro-, nano-, picto-...”

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      The micro-, nano-, picto-, and femto- are all prefixes that indicate sizes smaller than the milli-.

      (12 votes)

  • Jorge Daniel Garcia

    7 years agoPosted 7 years ago. Direct link to Jorge Daniel Garcia's post “How did they come up with...”

    How did they come up with this system of measurement?

    (8 votes)

    • RYAN.WILSON TENGE TENGE

      3 months agoPosted 3 months ago. Direct link to RYAN.WILSON TENGE TENGE's post “the british”

      the british

      (4 votes)

  • Evans, Joey

    6 years agoPosted 6 years ago. Direct link to Evans, Joey's post “if there is anything smal...”

    if there is anything smaller than a millimeter would it be like a billionth of a meter

    (6 votes)

    • Spidey

      3 years agoPosted 3 years ago. Direct link to Spidey's post “millimeter = 1/1,000 mete...”

      millimeter = 1/1,000 meter.
      micrometer = 1/1,000,000 meter.
      nanometer = 1/1,000,000,000 meter.

      and there is no limit to how many units there should be. whenever we find a length in the real world that we need to express a lot of times and we don't have a unit that's close to this length, we can create a new unit of length.

      (0 votes)

  • ucam2421

    4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to ucam2421's post “how many yards are in 14 ...”

    how many yards are in 14 miles

    (6 votes)

    • AlayModi2006

      4 years agoPosted 4 years ago. Direct link to AlayModi2006's post “the answer is 24640 becau...”

      the answer is 24640 because of 1760 yards in a mile and
      1760 x 14 = 24640

      (5 votes)

  • noah.power

    8 months agoPosted 8 months ago. Direct link to noah.power's post “how much is three yards”

    how much is three yards

    (4 votes)

    • Micah G. Treggi

      8 months agoPosted 8 months ago. Direct link to Micah G. Treggi's post “3 yards in meters is 2.74...”

      3 yards in meters is 2.7432m.
      3 yards in feet is 9ft.

      (3 votes)

  • sgomez0005

    a year agoPosted a year ago. Direct link to sgomez0005's post “What is a quick way to re...”

    What is a quick way to remember how many yards are in a mile?

    (4 votes)

  • leah.vogedes

    8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to leah.vogedes's post “What unit of measure woul...”

    What unit of measure would you use to measure the length of a soda can? Inches, centimeters, or millimeters?

    (2 votes)

    • Armin Neuhofer

      8 years agoPosted 8 years ago. Direct link to Armin Neuhofer's post “Inches, because cm's is t...”

      Inches, because cm's is too small and mm's is WAY too small

      (3 votes)

  • Ahsiah Cleveland

    a month agoPosted a month ago. Direct link to Ahsiah Cleveland's post “At 10:35 am I got a quest...”

    At

    US Customary units of length review (in, ft, yd, & mi) (article) | Khan Academy (31) 10:35

    am I got a question asking how much 4 miles is, how much is 1 mile

    (2 votes)

    • Random Person

      25 days agoPosted 25 days ago. Direct link to Random Person's post “one mile is 1760 yards an...”

      one mile is 1760 yards and 4 miles is 7040 yards.

      (2 votes)

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FAQs

What are the U.S. customary units for your answer? ›

Common customary units for length include inches, feet, and miles. Pounds and ounces are customary units used for measuring weight. Cups, pints, quarts, and gallons are customary units for measuring capacity or volume. The Fahrenheit scale is a customary unit for measuring temperature in the United States.

What is the U.S. customary unit for distance? ›

Length. For measuring length, the U.S. customary system uses the inch, foot, yard, and mile, which are the only four customary length measurements in everyday use.

What are the customary units of measurement for length? ›

The system for measuring length in the United States is based on the four customary units of length: inch, foot, yard, and mile.

What are the customary units of area in the US? ›

The square inch, square foot, square yard and acre are the four customary units of area measurement in everyday use by industry, engineers and the general public in the United States.

How do you convert US customary units? ›

To convert between customary units, follow these rules:
  1. To convert from a larger unit to a smaller unit, multiply.
  2. To convert from a smaller unit to a larger unit, divide.

What is the standard length in the US? ›

Standard unit of length: The U.S Standard System uses inch, foot, yard and mile. The Metric System commonly uses millimeter, centimeter, meter, and kilometer. Standard unit of weight: The U.S. Standard System uses ounces, pounds, and tons.

What are the 7 units of length? ›

The metric system includes kilometer, hectometer, decameter, meter, decimeter, centimeter, and millimeter. There is a relationship between these units.

What are the 4 units of length? ›

In the metric system of measurement, the most common units of distance are millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers.

When to use feet vs yards? ›

The abbreviation for yards is (for example, 7 yd). There are three feet in one yard. Yards can be used to measure larger objects than would be measured with inches or feet. It makes sense to use inches, feet and yards when measuring short distances or the length of objects or people.

What is another name for US customary unit? ›

Other common ways of referring to the system in the U.S. are: customary, standard, or, erroneously, English, or imperial (which refers to the post-1824 reform measures used throughout the British Empire & Commonwealth countries).

Does the US use customary units? ›

The US Customary system of units was developed and used in the United States after the American Revolution, based on a subset of the English units used in the Thirteen Colonies; it is the predominant system of units in the United States and in U.S. territories (except Puerto Rico and Guam, where the metric system is ...

What are the base US customary units? ›

In the U.S. Customary System the base units are the units of length, force, and time, and are called respectively, the foot (ft), the pound (lb), and the second (s).

What are the US customary units of work? ›

The inch, foot, yard, and mile are the only four customary length measurements in everyday use by industry, engineers and the general public in the United States. In common usage, the "mile" is understood to be the statute mile (as differentiated from the "nautical mile").

What is the US customary moment unit? ›

The unit of measure for torque in US customary system is lbf·ft or lbf·in.

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