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A Feet to Yards

A Feet to Yards

Feet to Yards

The length of time you spend on a conversation can be broken down into yards and feet, by asking of one the other can be found. Conversations are rarely so long that they can be measured in yards. They can be measured in hours, minutes, seconds, or fractions thereof. The length of a conversation is a function of its time interval, not of the time interval from when one person started talking and the other finished, by the way. Of course, this makes sense.

Foot

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History/origin: Prior to standardization of units of measurement, and the definition of the foot currently in use, the measurement of the foot was used in many different systems including the Greek, Roman, English, Chinese, and French systems, varying in length between each. The various lengths were due to parts of the human body historically being used as a basis for units of length (such as the cubit, hand, span, digit, and many others, sometimes referred to as anthropic units). This resulted in the measurement of a foot varying between 250 mm and 335 mm in the past compared to the current definition of 304.8 mm. While the United States is one of the few, if not only, countries in which the foot is still widely used, many countries used their own version of the foot prior to metrication, as evidenced by a fairly large list of obsolete feet measurements.

Current use: The foot is primarily used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for many everyday applications. In the US, feet and inches are commonly used to measure height, shorter distances, field length (sometimes in the form of yards), etc. Feet are also commonly used to measure altitude (aviation) as well as elevation (such as that of a mountain). The international foot corresponds to human feet with shoe size 13 (UK), 14 (US male), 15.5 (US female), or 46 (EU). (Source: www.unitconverters.net)

Yard

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A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. Its size can vary from system to system, but in each is around a quarter to a third of a metre. The most commonly used foot today is the international foot. There are 3 feet in a yard and 12 inches in a foot. See all conversions for feet here.

For a variety of reasons, you may have a measurement in feet but need to convert it into yards. This is a very easy process if you know the conversion factor and remember how to use it. One yard is equal to three feet, so the simplest conversion is to divide the number of feet by three. You can also find conversion calculators online at a variety of websites. Your own hand calculator may also be able to help you with the conversion. (Source: www.wikihow.com)

 

 

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