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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 ... Why are there 5280 feet in a mile, and why are nautical miles ... with 5,000 Roman feet, how did we end up with a mile that is 5,280 feet? Blame ...

How did 5280 feet become a mile? - Quora

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seems like a random number, is their a symbolic or some type of reason that ... Mile is a shortened version of mille passus - mille word in Latin for thousand and  ...

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

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Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? ... at 22:14:00 From: Sara Subject: History of one mile How did they come up with 5,280 feet in one mile?

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

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Mar 9, 1990 ... But where, pray tell, did the mile and, while we're at it, the yard come from? I mean, 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet can't possibly hold any mystical ...

Miles to Feet - How many feet in a mile?

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1 furlong is 660 feet. It was decided that one mile to have eight furlongs, that's why there are 5280 feet in a mile (8 * 660 = 5280). For other length unit ...

mile | unit of measurement | Britannica.com

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Sep 29, 2006 ... Mile, any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1.609 km). It originated from the Roman mille passus, or “thousand ...

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Aug 20, 2013 ... In this episode, I explain the mysterious origins of several Imperial measurements such as the foot, the yard, and the mile. And remember, if ...
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Feb 24, 2015 ... http://WinWithChase.com How Many Miles are in 5280 Feet Well this question " how many miles are in 5280 feet" is fairly easy to find the ...

Conversions - Bryn Mawr College

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If the original units were given in feet and the following are known: 1 mile = 1.609 kilometers. 1 mile = 5280 feet. Then two conversions are needed: from feet to ...

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Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? | Peter S Magnusson

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Sep 15, 2009 ... A few years ago I was curious about why there are 5280 feet in a mile. The explanations I found weren't very convincing. At the time I made ...

Why Is A Mile 5,280 Feet? | A Moment of Science - Indiana Public ...

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Oct 14, 2011 ... Our word “mile” comes from the Latin “mille,” which referred to the Roman mile. The Roman mile had military origins, since it was the equivalent ...

How many feet does 1 mile equal? | Reference.com

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There are 5280 feet in 1 mile. One can make this calculation by knowing the number of yards in a mile and then converting yards to...