Foot , Inches conversion

Dear Reader ,

We have already discussed that , on a site ,

a construction person may need to calculate the various quantities in British measurements .

These are the simple tricks for the calculations :

1. Writing Foot into inches :

Just Multiply by 12

Example :

write 15′ in inches .

1. Multiply 15′ by 12″

2. Answer : 15′ x 12 ‘ = 180 “

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2. Addition of One dimension in Foot , inches into another dimension in Foot , inches 

Steps :

Method A :

1.Convert foot into inches by multiplying with 12 .

2. Add this to inches.

3. Divide this total by 12 

4. This shall give answer in foot 

Example :

Add : 7 ‘ 10 ” + 8 ‘ 5 ” 

= [ ( 7 ‘ x 12 ) + 10 ” ] + [ ( 8 ‘ x 12 ) + 5 ” ]

= [ 84″  +10″  ] + [ 96″  + 5″  ]

= [ 94″+ 101″ ] 

= [ 195″ ]

= [ 195/12 ]

= 16.25 ‘

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Method B :

1.Just add foot with foot and inches with inch.

2. Divide the total inches by 12.

3. Add this to the Foot.

Example :

Add : 7 ‘ 10 ” + 8 ‘ 5 ” 

=  (  7 ‘ + 8 ‘ ) + ( 10 ” + 5 ” ) 

= 15′ + 15 “

= 15 ‘ + ( 15 / 12 )

= 15′ + 1.25′

= 16.25 ‘

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