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# What are length, width and height?

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Length, width and height are the measurements taken of a three-dimensional object. These measurements can then be multiplied together to find the object's total area.

Length is the longest extent of anything as measured from end to end. Width is the extent from side to side, breadth or wideness of an object. For example, if the floor of a racquetball court measures 20 feet by 40 feet, the length is 40 feet and the width is 20 feet.

A racquetball court is a three-dimensional area having length, width and height. Height is the distance upward from a given level to a fixed point. The height of the racquetball court would be measured from the floor of the court to the ceiling. In this case it's15 feet.

Perimeter and area are calculated from measured length, width and height. Perimeter, the distance around an object is found by multiplying length times width. Forty feet times 20 feet is 800 square feet. Area is calculated by multiplying length times width times height. Forty feet times 20 feet times 15 feet is 12,000 cubic feet.

Length, width and height can also be used individually to measure two-dimensional objects. For example, a coiled rope can be laid out straight and the length measured from end to end.

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## When measuring the length of a pencil do you use mm or cm?

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Full Answer >**When measuring the length of a pencil, centimeters are used rather than millimeters because a pencil is more than a centimeter long.**Millimeters are used when measuring lengths that are less than a centimeter, such as a pencil's width.Filed Under: -
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## How do you convert linear feet to square yards?

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Full Answer >**To convert linear feet to square yards, it is necessary to find the square feet first by multiplying the length by the width and then dividing the square feet by 9.**To illustrate, a carpet with a linear feet or length of 10 feet and a width of 12 feet is 120 square feet. To convert to square yards, divide 120 square feet by 9 to get 13.33 square yards.Filed Under: -
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## What items are measured in centimeters?

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Full Answer >**The length of any type of item can be measured in centimeters.**When using U.S. customary units, length is measured in inches, feet, yards or miles. When using the metric system, length is measured in millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers and so on.Filed Under: -
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## How big is a yard of fabric?

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Full Answer >**When cutting a yard of fabric, the material is unrolled from the bolt, measured and cut at 36 inches or 3 feet in length.**As fabrics come in varying widths, measurements only consider the length of the fabric when cutting.Filed Under: