## How do you divide cups?

To help divide recipes, remember:

- 1 cup = 16 tablespoons.
- 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons.
- 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces.
- 1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons.
- 1 pound = 16 ounces (weight)
- 1 pint = 2 cups.
- 2 pints = 1 quart.
- 1 quart = 2 pints.

## How accurate is a tape measure?

The tape measures themselves are manufactured with varying degrees of quality, but as per NIST Handbook 44 (PDF), a six-foot-long tape used for commerce must be accurate to within 1/32 of an inch. As anyone who’s ever tried to build anything knows, our friend the humble tape measure is a useful tool.

**Where is 9/16 on a tape measure?**

Inch Fraction, Decimal and Millimeter Equivalents

Fraction | Decimal | Millimeters |
---|---|---|

7⁄16” | 0.4375 | 11.1125 |

1⁄2” | 0.5 | 12.7 |

9⁄16” | 0.5625 | 14.2875 |

5⁄8” | 0.625 | 15.875 |

### How do you read a measuring tape?

On a standard tape measure, the biggest marking is the inch mark (which generally has the biggest number, if it has them). As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, ½” has a bigger mark than ¼” which has a bigger mark than ⅛”, and so on. Read 1 inch.

### What is 6.4 on a tape measure?

Most measuring tapes use fractions and are accurate to 1/16th of an inch. To convert 2.4 inches into the fractions used on a measuring tape, multiply the decimal by 16. For example 0.4 times 16 is 6.4, or approximately 6/16ths of an inch.

**How many divisions are in an inch?**

An inch is divided into 2 equal halves. a unit are to be taken (also Funk & Wagnalls Std. Dictionary). In ½”, the numerator is 1.

## How do you subtract numbers with a tape measure?

To do so, just pull out your tape measure slightly passed the higher number that you need to subtract from. Then bend the tape so the hook is at the exact distance of that number, and the two lines of the tape are parallel.

## What are the best tape measure tips and tricks?

Tape Measure Tips and Tricks 1 Use the End Hook to Grab onto Nails or Screws. Did you know that the slotted hook on the end of your tape measure was designed specifically to help you 2 Most Tapes Have Stud Distances Marked. 3 Your Tape Can Subtract Fractions. 4 Use Your Tape Measure to Cut Drywall.

**How do you find the halway point on a tape measure?**

To find the halway point of any given distance, simply find that number, then bend your tape and bring the hook end up and place it at that point. Make sure the two lines of the tape are parallel. The answer to the halfway point will be in the center of the bend at the end of the tape measure.

### How do you get a mid-sized distance without a measuring tape?

If you’re ever caught without a measuring tape and need to get a mid-sized distance, the easiest solution may be to pace it off. There’s often too much variation in a normal walking stride, so it’s more accurate to use the heel-to-toe method.

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