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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook, 5th Edition by Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson, James Stroman

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Chapter 40

Weights and Measures

U.S. Weights and Measures

Tables 40-1 through 40-7 list standard U.S. weights and measurements.

TABLE 40-1   Linear Measure

1 inch     =      0.0083 foot
12 inches (in)     =      1 foot (ft)
3 feet     =      1 yard (yd)
5½ yards     =      1 rod (rd), pole, or perch =16½ ft
40 rods     =      1 furlong (fur) = 220 yds = 660 ft
8 furlongs     =      1 statute mile (mi.) = 1,760 yds = 5,280 ft
3 land miles     =      1 league
5,280 feet     =      1 statute or land mile
6,076.11549 feet     =      1 international nautical mile

TABLE 40-2   Area Measure

144 square inches     =      1 sq ft
9 square feet     =      1 sq yd = 1,296 sq in
30¼ square yards     =      1 sq rd = 272¼ ...

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