How to read a Tape measure for the non-mathematical mind

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I have actually a confession!! I struggle (or struggled till recently) to read a ice measure. In mine defense I had actually never been taught what all the “little lines” meant. I knew the the basics…1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and also inches, however the other lines were always a mystery. If I had to measure up something that didn’t autumn within one that those marks ns would simply mark the ice measure v a pencil or counting the lines…you know it can be 32″ and 3 small lines.

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(Pretty embarrassing, right!)

My guess: v is that many of you are in the same boat as me. So, I assumed we could do a little: just how To review a Tape measure up 101.

(For all of you mathematically inclined people, please neglect my simplistic break down of one already simple tape! You deserve to just skip front to one more project!