Measurements
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The average size of a hand varies based on a person’s gender, age, and overall body size. In general, men tend to have larger hands than women, and hand size tends to increase with age. However, there is a wide range of variation in hand size within each group.

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A single penny weighs 2.5 grams or roughly 0.088 ounces. So, 16 ounces, which is equal to a pound, divided by 0.088 ounces equals 181 pennies, with a dollar amount of $1.81.

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You probably read somewhere that you should drink between 12 and 15 cups of water per day. That’s pretty close to one whole gallon! But have you ever wondered how heavy that much water is? To be more precise, how heavy is a gallon of water?

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On average, you will need between 2.5 and 4.5 yards of fabric to make a single blanket. The precise amount depends on what size blanket you want to make.

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In this guide, I will show you exactly how this process is done. So, if you have a ruler on hand, whip it out and follow along as I explain how to read a ruler in inches.

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A grain is the same as 0.065 grams or roughly 1/7,000 of a pound. 1 pound is the same as 7,000 grains.

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70 feet is the same as 23-1/3 yards or 21.336 meters. It’s quite a long distance that you would need at least 2 standard tape measures to measure it. And while you can use a laser measure, the easiest way to measure 70 feet is by using objects as references.

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A yard is just 3 feet or 36 inches. However, a cubic yard is the same as 27 cubic feet or 46,656 cubic inches. Doesn’t sound very small anymore, does it?

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8 ounces isn’t a lot of weight. It’s the same as half a pound or 227 grams, which is almost as light as a feather. Not literally, of course, since a feather will only weigh around 0.0082 grams.

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The great thing about the metric system is that everything fits into each other so easily. For instance, 8 centimeters is the same as 80 millimeters, which is also the same as 0.00008 kilometers! In standard imperial, it’s about 3.15 inches.

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A cubic unit of measurement refers to the volume of something or how much 3-dimensional space it takes up. Measuring a cubic foot requires measuring 12 inches in length, 12 inches in width, and 12 inches in height. That means a cubic foot is the same as 1,728 cubic inches or 0.037037 cubic yards.

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5,000 square feet is quite a large amount of space. It’s about the same as 0.115 acres or 0.046 hectares.