How to convert feet and inches to decimal feet? What is the proper way of converting feet inches to decimal feet? For example 15 ft - 4, 1/8 inch = 15.34' I understand that the 15 get's moved but how do you take 4 1/8" and turn that into 0.34?

Moselq8 2022-08-11 Answered
How to convert feet and inches to decimal feet?
What is the proper way of converting feet inches to decimal feet?
For example
15 ft - 4, 1/8 inch = 15.34'
I understand that the 15 get's moved but how do you take 4 1/8" and turn that into 0.34?
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afinat4s
Answered 2022-08-12 Author has 13 answers
There are 12 inches in a foot, so 4.125 inches = 4.125 inches 1  foot 12  inches = 00.34375  feet
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Gorlandint
Answered 2022-08-13 Author has 5 answers
Got it worked out.
15 ft - 4 1/8 in = 15.34 ft
15 ft get's moved over so we have 15
Now we convert the inches to ft
4+(1/8) = 4+0.125 = 4.125
Now we convert that into ft by dividing it by 12 as 12 in = 1 ft
4.125 / 12 = 0.34375'
And now let's convert it to 2 decimal points.
0.34375 = 0.34'
And for the final let's take the original 15 ft and add it up.
15 + 0.34 = 15.34' (15.34 ft)
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