Sizes of Things
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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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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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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.

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A cord is a unit of volume measurement that is used exclusively for logs. A cord of wood is equal to 128 cubic feet that typically measures 4 × 8 × 4 feet. However, the exact definition of a cord of wood varies from place to place.

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A parcel of land is a flexible term that is used to measure the area of a plot of land. Depending on where it is, a parcel of land could be as small as 1/5th of an acre (8,712 square feet) or as huge as 160 acres (6,969,600 square feet).

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The technical definition of sand is a granular material that measures between 0.06 and 2 millimeters. Sand is smaller than gravel but larger than silt and clay particles.