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    Help with measurements translation

    Hi everybody!

    Although I think most of people who write in this forum come form USA, I suppose there are people from other countries too (for example, I come from Spain) and sometimes, when you use your measures system (feet and inches) when you talk about frames sizing, I don't understand you.

    Which is the difference between feet and feet/inches? I have an app in the iPhone that translates measures, and according to my height:

    - If you translate it to ft/in: 1,82 metres = 5ft 11.65in
    - If you translate it only to ft: 1,82 metres = 6ft

    I don't understand the difference and I would like to know which is the equivalence of my height according to your measures system, in order to compare the link height/frame size of people who write here.

    Maby, it could be a stupid question for some of you but it could help me to choose my future Mojo HD frame size.


    Thanks!

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    Hi Lobanovskyy,

    In the US measurement system, there are 12 inches in 1 foot. So to answer your question, you are very nearly 6 feet tall. 5 feet 11.65 inches equals 71.65 inches, where as 6 feet 0 inches equals 72 inches. I would imagine your app on your iPhone is just rounding up to 6 feet since you are very close to 6 feet in height. I hope that helps to answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlechnow View Post
    Hi Lobanovskyy,

    In the US measurement system, there are 12 inches in 1 foot. So to answer your question, you are very nearly 6 feet tall. 5 feet 11.65 inches equals 71.65 inches, where as 6 feet 0 inches equals 72 inches. I would imagine your app on your iPhone is just rounding up to 6 feet since you are very close to 6 feet in height. I hope that helps to answer your question.
    Thank you very much, tlechnow!

    I think that I have just understood it. I thought that inches's scale were from 0 to 100 and when you get 100 inches, the feet increase. But according to your answer, the inches's scale is from 0 to 12 (13 "does not exist") and over 12, the feet increase, does it?

    And because of that, 5ft 11.65in is practically the same than 6ft...

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    Yup, you've got it. No 13 or higher on the inches scale. Once you get to 12 the foot increases by 1 and you start over at 0 inches.

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    Perfect! I hope this information can help to other people...

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