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## Mile

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The mile is an English unit of length equal to 1,760 yards and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959. With qualifiers ...

## 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 | unit of measurement | Britannica.com

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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 line of longitude).

## The Straight Dope: What's the origin of miles and yards?

Mar 9, 1990 ... But where, pray tell, did the mile and, while we're at it, the yard come from? ... foot , the Roman mile was about nine-tenths the length of our mile.

## US Standard Lengths - Math is Fun

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

## What is a length unit "mile" (mi) - Conversions and Calculations

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The mile (mi) definition and its relation to other length measurement units. Online unit conversions and unit conversion tables.

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

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Oct 20, 2014 ... 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 ...

## Length Units Converter - miles, kilometers, yards ... - Unit Converter

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Units of Length Conversion Online translates units of length (meters,miles,inches, yards,parsecs,...) between systems: metric,imperial,us,nautical,astronomical.

## Longer Length Measurements - U.S. - AAA Math

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This lesson covers some of the larger U.S. length units including: foot; yard=3 feet ; eighth mile = 220 yards = 660 feet; quarter mile = 440 yards = 1320 feet; half ...

## Mile - definition of mile by The Free Dictionary

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Abbr. mi. or mi A unit of length equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (1,609 meters), used in the United States and other English-speaking countries. Also called ...

### 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 ...