# How To Use A Ruler?

## How do you read a ruler?

How to Read an Inch Ruler or Tape Measure –

## What are the lines on a ruler?

To read a metric ruler to measure centimeters, look at the long lines on the ruler that are numbered 1-30, which are the centimeter marks. The distance between them is equal to 1 centimeter. There are smaller lines between the larger centimeter lines, which represent millimeters.

## What is 1/3 of an inch on a ruler?

Standard rulers in the United States have marks every 1/16 of an inch. Solve and get , so go to 5/16 on the ruler and then go 1/3 of the way to the next mark.

## How do u measure inches?

• Bust: Measure around the chest right at the nipple line, but don’t pull the tape too tight.
• Chest: Measure just under your bust.
• Waist: Measure a half-inch above your belly button or at the smallest part of your waist.
• Hips: Place the tape measure around the biggest part of your hips.

## What comes after 7 8 on a tape measure?

As an example, the image below shows a length that goes from the inch mark to an unlabeled marking. We know it’s more than 3/4 of an inch and less than one full inch. The marking is half way between 3/4 (6/8) and 7/8. Therefore, the marking is half of 1/8, or 1/16.

## What is 7/8ths of an inch?

One inch is the same as 25.4 millimeters. So to convert your value in inches to millimeters, multiply it by 25.4. In this case, work out 0.875 x 25.4 = 22.225. This means 7/8 inches is the same as 22.225 millimeters.

## How many lines are in an inch?

Each inch is divided into 16 lines, meaning that the space between each line is 1/16 inch long—this is the smallest length you can measure with a ruler.

## What are the markings on a tape measure?

Most standard tape measures in the U.S. have markings that measure down to 1/16 of an inch. These are smaller, sometimes thinner markings, evenly spaced between the half-inch and inch marks on a tape measure. On some tapes, quarter inch marks are the same size as eighth-inch marks.

## What is 3 8th of an inch?

Inches
fractional decimal
3/8 0.375
1/2 0.500
5/8 0.625

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