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converting inches to centmerters

converting inches to centmerters
by joey vasquez on 07/20/05 at 09:34:07

???I'm a english teacher in Italy and I'm trying to teach a kitchen maker how to read a  foot measuring tape with 1/16 ths and 1/8 ths and so on .the measurements must be exact and the people are sendind him american standard measurments.can anybody help.???thanks joey

Re: converting inches to centmerters
by Ingeniero on 07/20/05 at 11:49:42

si sabes espaņol enviame la pregunta a mi mail, if you not speak spanish wait a moment while I try help you.

Re: converting inches to centmerters
by Robert Fogt on 07/20/05 at 13:40:22

I do have a page up on reading a ruler here:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/faq_05.htm

Though in your case I think the biggest problem is just converting fractions to decimal.  Is that right?

Say you have a number such as 2 1/16 inches.  First convert 1/16 to a decimal using your calculator, then add 2.
1/16 = 0.0625
2 + 0.0625 = 2.0625 inches

Then convert that to centimeters.

2.0625 inch = 5.23875 centimeter

Now if you have the downloadable OC Conversion Pro software, you can enter fractions, though you need to enter them a certain way. You need to use the + sign in place of spaces.  For example, you would enter the number like:

2+1/16

OC Conversion Pro can convert the fractions automatically.

2+1/16 inch = 5.23875 centimeter

OC Conversion Pro can be found here:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/software.htm

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