Sizes of Things
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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.

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1 hectare is the same as 10,000 square kilometers, 100 areas, and 0.01 square kilometers. In standard imperial terms, it is equal to 10,7639 square feet or 2.47105 acres.

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20 square feet is the same as 1.86 square meters. It might not sound like very much, but when you realize what sort of objects take up around 20 square feet, you just might change your mind. Today, I’m going to share with you 9 everyday objects that measure 20 square feet or close to it.

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200 square feet is the equivalent of 18.5806 square meters. That doesn’t help you visualize what 200 square feet looks like, does it?

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1,000 square feet is the same as 92.903 square meters and 0.2239 acres. It might seem like a lot, but if you take a look at Richard Gere’s $28-million, 48-acre retreat in the countryside, 1,000 square feet is peanuts.