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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 paces,” which ...
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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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Aug 1, 2011 ... the word mile; definition of the statute mile; why 5280 feet? Download a printable
chart for converting between statute miles and kilometers.
That is why there is a survey mile and the international mile. The survey mile is
5280 survey feet, and the international mile is 5280 international ...