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## Mile - Wikipedia

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The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international ...

## Why Are There 5,280 Feet in a Mile? Making Sense of ... - Mental Floss

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Jul 6, 2010 ... In 1592, Parliament set about determining the length of the mile and decided that each one should be made up of eight furlongs. Since a ...

## Mile Conversion Chart - Distance and Length Converter, The ...

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Conversion chart for mile (The American System of Measures (US Customary Units), distance and length). Instant units and measurements conversion, metric ...

## mile | unit of measurement | Britannica.com

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Apr 29, 2004 ... A nautical mile was originally defined as the length on the Earth's surface of one minute (<sup>1</sup>/60 of a degree) of arc along a meridian (north-south ...

## US Standard Lengths - Math is Fun

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8 inches fork. Example: This fork is 8 inches long. These are the most common measurements: Inches; Feet; Yards; Miles. fingers. Small units of length are called ...

## How did 5280 feet become a mile? - Quora

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Mile is a shortened version of mille passus - mille word in Latin for thousand and passus ... In 1592, Parliament set about determining the length of the mile and decided that each one should be made up of eight furlongs. Since a furlong was  ...

## Length and Distance converter for Miles, Kilometers and more

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Length and Distance converter for units including Kilometers, Miles, Meters, Feet ans Inches.

## Miles to Feet - How many feet in a mile?

Mile is an ancient length unit, commonly used by Romans (equals to 5000 Roman feet). When British started using it as a length unit, it was necessary to relate it ...

## How Many Swimming Laps are in One Mile? - SwimOutlet.com

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Swimming a mile is, well, a milestone! But how many laps are in a mile, anyway? The answer depends on two things: how you define a mile and the length of ...

## History of the Mile - Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

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There is some uncertainty about the length of the Roman mile. Based on the Roman foot of 29.6 centimeters and assuming a standard pace of ...