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## How is inches written?

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 write 5 feet five inches?

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. To me, it isn’t logical to use the plural for inches and the singular form of foot, so, my opinion is that feet is correct.

## What is the correct way to write measurements?

It needs to be written Length X Width X Height. That is standard for measurements. It makes no difference in the order you have them listed. The end result is the same.

## How do you write 6 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.

## Does 10 10 feet mean?

As Quora User says elsewhere, 10′ commonly means ten feet, 3.048m, a length.

## Is 12 inches the same as 1 foot?

One foot contains 12 inches. This is equal to 30.48 centimetres. It is called a foot, because it was originally based on the length of a foot.

## How rare is 7 feet tall?

About 2800 people in the world are 7 feet tall or taller. Considering that the world population is approximately 7.4 billion people, this means that the percentage of 7 footers is 0.000038%. This incredibly small percentage of people explains why they are extremely sought for in the NBA.

## Why is a foot 12 inches?

Inch: At first an inch was the width of a man’s thumb. In the 14th century, King Edward II of England ruled that 1 inch equalled 3 grains of barley placed end to end lengthwise. Foot: In ancient times, the foot was 111/42 inches. Today it is 12 inches, the length of the average man’s foot.

## 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).

## Is there anyone 7 feet tall?

It’s hard to get an accurate count of just how many people are 7 feet tall, or taller. According to some estimates, there are only 2,800 7-footers on the planet. This seems low.

## Who decided 12 inches in a foot?

US survey foot In the United States, the foot was defined as 12 inches, with the inch being defined by the Mendenhall Order of 1893 as 39.37 inches = 1 m (making a US foot exactly ​1200⁄3937 meters, approximately 0.m).