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What is 5/8 of an inch on a ruler?

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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.

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What is 5/8 of an inch on a ruler?
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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.

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