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25 Feb 2014   #1
yimveasna

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
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Hello All,
I am the new one,
I wonder that, I saw some number put in this format but i don't know what is that mean?

4'-12"

1:1

Please explain me and if you have more the any format similar this, please share me.
Also do you know where the website is to explain us about that?
Regards,


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25 Feb 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

4'-12" is 4 feet 12 inches, or 5 feet really.

1:1 would mean the drawing is full size, 1 to 1 ratio. 1:4 would be a one quarter scale drawing or ratio.
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25 Feb 2014   #3
yimveasna

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Britton30 for your explanation!
You said 4'-12" is 4 feet 12 inches, or 5 feet really
So how many inches to get equal one feet?
Regards,
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25 Feb 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

12 inches equal on foot.
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25 Feb 2014   #5
yimveasna

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I got it, but i still wonder, what differance bettween foot and feet?
I am poor much, but it's more will improve me when i got your respnd.
Regards,
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25 Feb 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Foot is only one. When there is more than one it's feet, not foots. Feet is the plural form of foot.
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25 Feb 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Foot means one unit.
Feet means two or more units.

1 foot
2 feet
3 feet
4 feet
.....
Unfortunately, English is hard and complicated. It is okay to say "4 feet" or "a 4 foot maximum".

4'-12" could also mean 4' maximum, 3' minimum.

Can you tell us where you saw this written?
If it was on a website, can you post a link?

edit:
I type too slow :-)
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26 Feb 2014   #8
yimveasna

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I didn't see any where on site about this written, but saw on drawing sheet put the number formatted :
4'-8" so just i wonder and i posted to you.
You are my great man.
Thanks
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26 Feb 2014   #9
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I work with both imperial and metric at work, it made me laugh the other day when a customer wanted some thing 49" and 6/8th's

I also find it annoying when people ask for things in feet and inches, are they too lazy to work out the inches themselves? i.e your last measurement, 4' 8". Would it be too hard for them to just say 56"

Unfortunately the software I use at work to make the calculations is metric so if a customer gives a measurement in feet, inches etc I have to convert it first
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26 Feb 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's common here Paul, sometimes we'd say 56", next guy would be 4 feet 8 inches. If we order lumber though, we'd ask for, say, an 8 foot 2x4, nor a 96 inch one.
Our steel roll tape measures have made it easy. In the pic, the black numbers along the bottom edge are inches from the start. The red numbers are the inches added to the next lower foot marking. Here it shows it at 4 feet and the red ones would be added to that.

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