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Inch fractions use denominators that are powers of 2 and go up to the 64th of an inch. That means the fraction denominators will be 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64. As a result, converting a decimal to an inch fraction is not as simple as finding the nearest fraction.
Instead, it is necessary to find the nearest fraction with the denominator that is a power of 2, also known as a dyadic fraction or dyadic rational number.<1> Typical inch fractions will look something like 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2. Use our feet and inches calculator to add or subtract feet and inch fractions.
Finding measurements on a ruler or tape measure can be confusing at first, but once you understand how the marks are laid out, then it is far simpler. The markings between the larger inch numbers vary in length.
The longest markings will be the quarter inch markings, i.e. the first marking is 1/4 inch, the second is 1/2 (2/4) inch, the third is 3/4 inch.
The next longest markings will be the eighth-inch markings, i.e. the first marking is 1/8 inch, the second is 3/8 inch, the third is 5/8 inch, etc.
The next longest markings will be the sixteenth-inch markings, i.e. the first marking is 1/16 inch, the second is 3/16 inch, the third is 5/16 inch, etc.
Download a free printable ruler with fraction measurements marked to help learn how to find the inch fractions for a measurement and for easy reading.
To convert inch fractions to metric measurements, use our handy length measurement conversion tools. Convert from inches to metric or imperial measurements or centimeters to inches.
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Inch Fraction Conversion Chart – Fraction Decimal and Metric EquivalentsSee equivalent length measurements in fraction, decimal, and metric up to one inch in 1⁄64” increments. Use this to convert decimals to inches and millimeters.
ReferencesThe Free Dictionary, dyadic rational, https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Dyadic+rational+number
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Inch – Unit of Measurement Definititop top
Inches are a unit of measurement equal to 1/12 of a foot or 2.54 centimeters. Learn more about the usage, origin, and history of the inch.