1.1 Imperial Measurements. MFM2P. In the beginning. Back in the day (1000s of years ago) when people built things themselves, it wasn’t necessary to measure things because everyone did it themselves. I need a bolt as wide as thumb. What you talkin’ ‘bout Willis?.
I need a bolt as wide as thumb
Sir, I don’t know what your thumb looks like…
An inch was the width of a thumb
A footwas the size of the kings foot, which eventually became 12 inches.
A yard was the distance from the tip of a man\'s nose to the end of his outstretched arm. Eventually, 3 feet became a yard
7001? That’s stupid! A pound should be 7002…
Your sands are no match for our stones!
What’s a troy grain? We use wheat seeds
Unfortunately, the US has a HUGE influence on our culture. This influences the way we communicate and think about various systems of measurement.
Time is in seconds, minutes, hours, days,etc…
How tall are you? 5 feet 10 inches
How much do you weight? 210 lb
Football field yards
Fluids (Guinness) pint
inches (inor “), foot (ftor ‘), yard (yd), mile (mi)
Teaspoon (tsp), tablespoon (tbsp), fluid ounce (floz), cup (c), pint (pt), quart (qt), gallon (gal)
Ounce (oz), pound (lb), ton (tn)
The school gymnasium floor needs to be resurfaced. Hardwood flooring costs $6 per square foot plus $2.50 per square foot for installation. The gym measures 180ft by 220ft.
a)Size of gym = (length) (width)
= (220 ft) (180 ft)
= 39 600ft2 Therefore the gym is 39 600ft2.
b) Cost to buy hardwood = ($6.00/ft2) (39 600ft2)
= $237 600 The cost of the hardwood is $237 600.
c) Cost of Installation = ($2.50/ft2) (39 600ft2)
=$99 000 Therefore the cost of installation is $99 000