How to read fraction on a tape measure?


A tape measure is structured in the same fashion as a traditional ruler, but it is flexible and this allows you to measure circumference as well as length. In order to read fractions on a tape measure, it would be helpful to visualize a standard Imperial ruler. Each one inch section of the tape measure is divided into halves, and the hash mark for the half is the longest one in the center of the inch. You will have a total of sixteen sections, each representing a fraction.
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Reading a tape measure is like reading a ruler. Let us start with 0-1. Cut 0-1 in half and you come up with 1/2 of an inch. There are 2 halves in a inch. Next will be 1/4, then 1/8, then 1/16 and so forth. You can find more information here:
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