From: Gordon on
noel888 <harri85274(a)aol.com> wrote in
news:dfa710d7-f6eb-46d5-a13c-30cf3afc5c09(a)c3g2000yqd.googlegroups.com:

>> 1" = 25.4mm, therefore:
>>
>> � � � � 468mm = 18.4251"
>> � � � � 5.5mm = �0.2165"
>>
>> Gary
>>
>> --
>
> sorry and thanks for answering, but this old fool is still
> mystified ....468 is 18 inches, but what is 4251? .. and the other
> 0.2165 is what? if its a fraction, what is it?

0.4251 is a bit less than half an inch.

0.216 is a bit less than 1 quater inch.
From: Gary Heston on
In article <dfa710d7-f6eb-46d5-a13c-30cf3afc5c09(a)c3g2000yqd.googlegroups.com>,
noel888 <harri85274(a)aol.com> wrote:
>On Oct 11, 3:43�pm, ghes...(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>> In article
><c23d961f-102c-4306-b136-1a9be8603...(a)k19g2000yqc.googlegroups.com>,

>> noel888 �<harri85...(a)aol.com> wrote:
>> >I went to one of those converter tables to find out the equivilant and
>> >it did not make any sense to me...ie..i entered 468 mm and it came
>> >back with 1 feet...the same for 5.5 mm...could someone here with this
>> >knowledge, inform me the correct conversion for �both of those that i
>> >mentioned? � �468mm= � � � � � � � � � � � � 5.5mm=

>> 1" = 25.4mm, therefore:

>> � � � � 468mm = 18.4251"
>> � � � � 5.5mm = �0.2165"

>sorry and thanks for answering, but this old fool is still
>mystified ....468 is 18 inches, but what is 4251? .. and the other
>0.2165 is what? if its a fraction, what is it?

They're decimal fractions. 18.4251" = 18 inches, 4 tenths, 2 hundredths,
five thousandths, and 1 ten-thousandth. 18-27/64 inches would be close.

0.2165" = about 7/32 inches.


Gary


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From: KenK on
Dan Birchall <nobody(a)imaginary-host.danbirchall.com> wrote in
news:slrnhe4gjj.28f.nobody(a)my-286.myhome.westell.com:

> harri85274(a)aol.com (noel888) wrote:
>> I went to one of those converter tables to find out the equivilant and
>> it did not make any sense to me...ie..i entered 468 mm and it came
>> back with 1 feet...the same for 5.5 mm...could someone here with this
>> knowledge, inform me the correct conversion for both of those that i
>> mentioned? 468mm= 5.5mm=
>
> The defined standard conversion is 25.4mm = 1.00in
>
> So 468/25.4 =~ 18.4251969in
> 5.5/25.4 =~ 0.216535433in

Use Google. Search for:

468 mm in ft
468 mm in in
5.5 mm in ft
5.5 mm in in

works for all measurements I've tried.



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