# How To Use A Measuring Tape?

## What are the lines on a tape measure?

The small, tight, narrow lines between centimeter markings represent millimeters (or one-tenth-centimeters).

There are ten millimeters in a centimeter (and, thus, one thousand in a meter.) If your measuring tape doesn’t have 0.5 centimeter markings, the fifth millimeter after each centimeter marks the 0.5 centimeter.

## Which side is inches on a measuring tape?

The mark directly in the middle of the inch denotes a measurment of 1/2″ whilst the markings either side of it represent measurements of 1/4″ and 3/4″ respectively.

## How do you read inch tape?

How to Read a Tape Measure –

## What is M on a measuring tape?

Metric tape measures

Numbers shown represent meters, decimeters (sometimes shown in red-see example picture), and centimeters. Metric is based on ‘tens’. There are 10 decimeters in a meter, 10 centimeters in a decimeter, and 10 millimeters in a centimeter.

## What is 1/8 on a tape measure?

The 1/8-inch mark is located between any two 1/4-inch marks. Most work tends to stop at this point, though in some cases you will need to measure down to the 1/16-inch mark. The 1/16-inch mark is the absolute shortest line on the tape measure.

## Can I use my phone as a tape measure?

Google AR ‘Measure’ app turns Android phones into virtual measuring tapes. Using the app appears to be rather simple. Simply launch Measure, point the phone’s camera to an object, then pick two points to measure the distance in between. The virtual tape measure can measure either height or length.

## Why is 16 inches marked on a tape measure?

Standard US construction practice separates wall studs by 16 inches. Marking these on the tape makes it easier for the carpenter to see the relevant multiples.

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## What is half of 5/8 on a tape measure?

Multiply 5/8 by 1/2.

## 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.

## How many 32nds are in an inch?

mm to Inch Conversion Chart
mm Inches (approximate)
15 9/16 19/32
16 5/8 20/32
17 11/16 21/32

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## What are the black diamonds for on a tape measure?

The black diamonds on the tape measure represent that spacing. The first black diamond is at 19.2” and after that black diamonds appear at 38.4”, 57.6”, 76.8” and 96”, or 8-feet. That is one less stud for every 8-feet of wall, counting the beginning and end studs.