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The international standard symbol for inch is in (see ISO 31-1, Annex A) but traditionally the inch is denoted by a double prime, which is often approximated by double quotes, and the foot by a prime, which is often approximated by an apostrophe. For example; three feet, two **inches** can be written as 3′ 2″.

#### What are the dashes for feet and inches?

Feet and inches have a similar symbol. **For feet, a single apostrophe is used (‘)**. For inches, a double apostrophe is used (“).

#### Should I use feet or inches?

**Use inches to measure small items**, such as a pen or your finger. Use feet for greater measurements, such as heights. Use yards to measure distances, such as the length of a football field. Use miles to measure great distances, such as the distance between cities.

#### What’s more inches or feet?

The question is ambiguous; there are 12 inches in each foot of measurement. So 12 is greater than one, but a foot is equal to 12 inches in length, so equal length. But one foot is longer than one inch in a length measurement.

#### What is the mark for foot?

Symbol. The IEEE standard symbol for a foot is **“ft”**. In some cases, the foot is denoted by a prime, often approximated by an apostrophe, and the inch by a double prime; for example, 2 feet 4 inches is sometimes denoted as 2′ 4″.

#### Measurement (Feet and Inches)

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#### How do you write 5 feet tall?

How do you write 5 feet in height? A. Usually, a hyphen is unnecessary: write “**five feet, two inches tall**,” “five feet, two inches,” “five foot two,” and so forth. But a hyphen is helpful in expressions such as “five-two.” If you write 5′2″, there’s no space after the sign for feet (a prime symbol).

#### How do you write 5 feet 5 inches in numbers?

You could write either 5’5″, or 5 ft. 5 in. I prefer five feet five inches, but I hear five foot five inches probably more than I hear feet, in common usage.

#### What is the punctuation for inches?

The international standard symbol for inch is **in** (see ISO 31-1, Annex A) but traditionally the inch is denoted by a double prime, which is often approximated by double quotes, and the foot by a prime, which is often approximated by an apostrophe. For example; three feet, two inches can be written as 3′ 2″.

#### How do you type an inch mark?

**Only use inch marks for measurements.**

- Mac: Hit Option-[ for left quote or Option-Shift-[ for right quote.
- PC: Alt 0147 for left quote or Alt 0148 for right quote. (Hold Alt as you type the number on keypad, then release Alt)
- HTML Code: (see note below) For left quote use “ or “

#### How do you write 6 feet 0 inches?

You can also write heights as simple as “**five feet, six inches**,” “five foot six,” and so forth. A hyphen will also be helpful if you’re writing it really short, such as “five-six.” You can also write it out using a quotation mark.

#### What is 5 ft 7 inches in inches?

The conversion factor I remember is that there are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch, so first I would change the feet to inches. 5 12 = 60 so 5’7″ = **67″**.

#### How do you write 5 feet 2 inches?

In some cases a hyphen may help avoid ambiguity. If it’s being used as an adjective, you might **add hyphens**. “His five-foot-two-inch body was thin as a rail.” You can use numbers if you prefer-“He was 5’2″ and small for his age”-no spaces, and be sure to add the mark for inches.

#### Why is there 12 inches in a foot?

Initially, the Romans divided their foot into 16-digits, but they later split it into 12 unciae (which in English means ounce or inch). … In the United States, a foot was estimated to be 12 inches with an inch defined by **the 1893 Mendenhall order** which stated that one meter is equal to 39.37 inches.

#### Who invented inches?

The old English ynce was defined by **King David I of Scotland** about 1150 as the breadth of a man’s thumb at the base of the nail. To help maintain consistency of the unit, the measure was usually achieved by adding the thumb breadth of three men-one small, one medium, and one large-and then dividing the figure by three.

#### What is the difference between foot and feet?

Foot and feet are Standard Units of Measurement. … Whilst foot refers to the single unit of measurement, ‘feet’ is its plural alternative. In this sense, the difference between foot and feet in Maths **depends on how large the distance or length is that you are measuring**.

#### Is 12 inches bigger than 1 foot?

Inches Definition

**Twelve inches equals one foot**. The inch is further divided into smaller units. There are 16 units in one inch. Each unit being one-sixteenth of an inch (1/16th inch).

#### How many yard is a feet?

**1 yard is equal to 3 feet**, which is the conversion factor from yards to feet.

#### How is CM written?

The **centimeter** can be written as cm. While calculating the surface area of an object, the unit of measurement becomes cm^{2}. While measuring the volume of an object, the unit of measurement becomes cm^{3}.