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    measurement -please help me convert it

    "The barrel should be exactly 83 feet, 3 and three quarters of an inch long."

    The first part is not a problem (83 ft= 24, 9 m) but I don't understand the second :-/


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    Re: measurement -please help me convert it

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    "The barrel should be exactly 83 feet, 3 and three quarters of an inch long."

    The first part is not a problem (83 ft= 24, 9 m) but I don't understand the second :-/
    Let us first convert the entire length to inches

    83 feet = 83 x 12 = 996 inches
    Total length = 996 + 3.75 = 999.75 inches
    (in North America we use a decimal point to separate the decimal fraction, not a comma)

    1 inch = 2.54 cm

    total length = 999.75 x 2.54 = 2539.365 cm or 25.39 meters

    I don't think your conversion of 83 ft = 24.9 m is correct...I think the answer there is 25.30 m (rounded to 2 decimals)


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    Re: measurement -please help me convert it

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    "The barrel should be exactly 83 feet, 3 and three quarters of an inch long."

    The first part is not a problem (83 ft= 24, 9 m) but I don't understand the second :-/
    GoConvert.com - Volume Measurements

    An inch can be divided into many subdivisions - the simplest are half and quarter.

    The cited measurement in 3 inches and three-quarters of an inch.

    The link above makes it very easy!

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    Re: measurement -please help me convert it

    Thank you both so much!!

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