Five-eighths inch on a ruler is a mark past 1/2 inch and before 1 inch. If the ruler divides the inches into eighths, 5/8 inch is the fifth mark on the ruler from the left side. If the ruler divides the inches into 16ths, it is the 10th mark.
Count the number of marks between an inch mark and the next inch mark to determine whether the ruler marks 8ths or 16ths. Inches are generally marked with a number and a longer line. Half-inches, 1/4 inches, 1/8 inches and 1/16 inches are marked with increasingly shorter lines. One-half inch is midway between the left end of the ruler and the 1-inch mark. On a ruler dividing the inches into eighths, 5/8 inch is the next line. On a ruler dividing inches into 16ths, it is two lines from the half-inch mark.Learn More
An inch equals 1/12 of a foot and 1/36 of a yard in the U.S. customary and imperial measurement systems. It also equals 25.4 millimeters, or 0.0254 meters.Full Answer >
Most standard rulers are 30 centimeters long, which makes 1 centimeter equal to one-thirtieth of the length of a standard 12-inch, or 30-centimeter, ruler. The centimeter is a metric unit of measure that, according to Metric-Conversions, is equal to 0.3937 inches.Full Answer >
A board foot is a standard unit of measure referring to the volume of lumber in a 1 inch by 1 foot by 1 foot board. Assuming that the wood being measured is cut into 1-inch-thick boards, then 1 board foot converts to 1 square foot.Full Answer >
Since 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters and 12 inches equals 1 foot, then 1 foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters. Conversely, 1 centimeters is equal to 0.3937 inches. One foot is also equal to 0.333 yards, 0.000189 miles and 0.0003048 kilometers.Full Answer >