There is an equal importance to both English and metric systems in our path.
I have come across many times to an situation where most civil engineering students find it very difficult to work with the British Systems of measurement as they are use to metric systems only.
These conversions are for those fellow friends who are confused and find it bit tough to convert the respective units. Hey pals, its time to play with these conversion factors without any hesitation….
Conversion of Approx Conversion Accurate Conversion for easy remembrance
- m to ft x 3 x 3.278
- ft to m x 0.3 x 0.305
- sq.m to sq.ft x 10 x 10.76
- sq.ft to sq.m x 0.09 x 0.0929
- cum to cub.ft x 35 x 35.315
- cub ft to cum x 0.028 x 0.0283
Foot-Inch Conversion :
1 foot = 12 inches
To Convert, ft to inches → Multiply by 12
Inches to ft → Divide by 12
Consider an example: We got to add………7′ 10″ + 8’5″
- Just add foot with foot & inches with inches
= ( 7′ + 8′ ) + ( 10″ + 5″ )
= 15′ + 15″
Now divide by 12 to convert inches to ft
= 15′ + ( 15 / 12 )’
= 15′ + 1.25′
To convert this 0.25 into iches, x by 12
i.e. 0.25 x 12 = 3″
Thus we would have 16′ 3″.
Have a nice day civil engineering fellas !!! Its an pretty easy concept but have due importance at every stage of civil engineering work. Hope you enjoy it.