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Tape Measure Tutorial

Learn how to read a tape measure properly

 

 

 


How to read a tape measure

First let's understand the units of measurement. The basic unit is a foot. A foot has 12 inches. One inch is further subdivided into 16 parts. The hardest part is reading the subdivisions of the inches and understanding what each line represents.

The subdivisions on this sample image has been color coded for easier understanding.


Tips:

  • Practice. Good measuring skills takes time.
  • Always measure twice.
  • Hold the tape measure firmly when measuring. A small change in the position of the tape measure will affect your measurement.
 
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Fraction & Decimal Equivalent Chart

1/16
0.0625
1/8
0.125
3/16
0.1875
1/4
0.25
5/16
0.3125
3/8
0.375
7/16
0.4375
1/2
0.5
9/16
0.5625
5/8
0.625
11/16
0.6875
3/4
0.75
13/16
0.8125
7/8
0.875
15/16
0.9375
 
 
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