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Re: accurately reading a tape measure

Posted By: Phil
Monday, 2 July 2001, at 11:35 a.m.

In Response To: accurately reading a tape measure (candi w)

Most tape measures are divided into 1/16th of an inch. So the measurement between, say 2 and 1/8 is 1/16th of an inch, and the measurement is 2 1/16th inches. This tape measure allows you to take measurement to one-sixteenth of an inch. I have broken down the sixteen 'rungs' for you from say 0 inch to 1 inch. 0, 1/16, 2/16 (or 1/8), 3/16, 4/16 (or 1/4), 5/16, 6/16 (or 3/8), 7/16, 8/16 (or 1/2), 9/16, 10/16 (or 5/8), 11/16, 12/16 (or 3/4), 13/16, 14/16 (or 7/8) 16/16 (or 1). If you would like more accurate measurement, then you will have to go with a tape measure that are divided in 1/32th of an inch.

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