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How to Write Feet and Inches

There are two popular ways of writing feet: the abbreviation “ft.” or the single apostrophe (′). Inches can be represented using “in.” or with a double apostrophe (″). As an example, five feet, ten inches could be written as 5 ft. 10 in or 5′10″...


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How Many Miles is 10000 Steps?

For an individual of average height, 10,000 steps equate to around five miles of walking, or six miles of running. Such a person has an average stride length of between 2.1 to 2.5 feet, meaning they would take approximately 2,000 steps to walk a mile.To gain a more accurate measurement for the dista...


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How to Calculate Square Footage

Whether you're shopping for carpet, or planning a landscaping or home improvement project, one essential concept is calculating square footage. Join us as we discuss the steps involved in the process.Square Footage Calc...


Money being saved over time

Saving Tips for Young People

As I look back to my younger years, I remember finding it difficult to decide on an effective saving strategy and to know how much money I should be putting aside. There were items I wanted to save for and buy, and I had to weigh up the benefits of setting aside more money for them against short-ter...


Wheelbarrow and cubic yard of soil

How Much Does a Cubic Yard Weigh?

When calculating the weight of a cubic yard of material in pounds or tons, you need to factor in the density of the material in order to get an accurate conversion. This is because the cubic yard is a unit of volume and you're trying to convert it to a unit of weight (pounds or tons)...


How to Read Roman Numerals
You have to hand it to those Romans; for an empire that crumbled away at least 1,500 years ago they've left us with a heck of a legacy. And one of 'the things that the Romans have done for us' is to leave us a numbering system that, though occasionally mystifying, is still proving remarkably useful...

What is the Difference Between Nominal, Effective and APR Interest Rates?
Whether you're paying interest on a debt or earning interest on savings and investments, the nominal interest rate is the figure used before considering inflation. Nominal interest rates are the ones advertised on financial products, but once they are adjusted for inflation, these can go up or down ...

How Long Does it Take to Walk a Mile?
Typically, adults walk at a speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour, and therefore walk a mile in around 15 to 20 minutes. Some people will be faster or slower than this, and walking speed can even be influenced by age and gender, as well as fitness level.Can you calculate walking speed?When you're planning...

How Much is a Ton?
A ton (t) is a unit of mass (i.e. weight) equivalent to 2000 pounds, or 910kg. It differs from the 'tonne', which weighs 1000kg. Both the short ton and long ton are equivalent to 20 hundredweight, but with the hundredweight defined differently under each system...

What is Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)?
Financial Independence, Retire Early — or FIRE for short — is a financial plan followed by a growing number of committed savers. By putting aside the majority of their annual income, hardcore FIRE fans reject the typical pathway of working into old age...



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