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# What is 48 inches in feet?

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A measurement of 48 inches is equivalent to 4 feet. Converting from inches to feet can be done by dividing the number of inches by 12, as 12 inches is equivalent to 1 foot.

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In historical English customary measurement systems, certain distance units such as inch and foot were based on the dimensions of certain human body parts. The inch represented the width of a human thumb, and the foot represented the length of a human foot. In some languages, the word for "inch" and the word for "thumb" are the same. Furthermore, in the 14th century, King Edward II declared an inch to be equivalent to the length of three grains of barley measured end-to-end.

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Seven millimeters is equal to 0.27 inches, which is slightly more than one-fourth of an inch. As a fraction, 7 millimeters equals nine-thirty-second inches or 09/32 inches.

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A measurement of 5 feet 6 inches is equivalent to a total of 66 inches. This is calculated by first converting feet into inches, with 12 inches equaling 1 foot, then multiplying the 12 inches by 5. The resulting 60 inches is then added to the original 6 inches for a total of 66 inches.

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One foot is equivalent to 12 inches, therefore 5 feet 4 inches is 64 inches. To convert feet to inches, multiply the number of feet by 12 and add any extra inches.