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How do I convert Inches to decimals?

How do I convert Inches to decimals?
by CEB on 12/13/02 at 10:54:39

I need to convert inches to decimals this may include some fractions too. For example I have a measurement of 20 3/4" how do I convert these to a decimal ???
Thanks!

Re: How do I convert Inches to decimals?
by Rudy on 12/13/02 at 13:02:51

Think of - 1 inch as 1000/.001.

.001 = one thousand of an inch.

.750 is the decimal equivalent of 3/4 or 3 divided by 4.

20 3/4 inches can be expressed as 20.750

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Re: How do I convert Inches to decimals?
by Carmen on 02/27/03 at 12:58:07

Shouldn't .75 = 9 inches when you convert it to inches
I am trying to convert decimal to inches also.

Re: How do I convert Inches to decimals?
by Robert Fogt on 02/27/03 at 19:14:47

0.75 feet is 9 inches, but CEB was looking for 3/4 inches, not feet.

Re: How do I convert Inches to decimals?
by C Shevlin on 03/05/03 at 08:13:30

You can convert any fraction to a decimal simply by dividing the bottom number into the top number. For example, 3/4 = 4 into 3.00=.75  So 20 3/4 inches = 20.75 inches.  This works with any fraction.

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