Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 1 month ago

# Half a meter to inches, how many inches is that and how long? If someone was standing half a meter from each other how far apart is that?

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• Pope
Lv 7
1 month ago

Speaking of English systems, it is not possible for one person to stand half a meter from each other.

• 1 month ago

Remember 1 inch = 2.54 cm

Half a metre is 50 cm

Hence 50 cm / 2.54 cm per inch = 19.68 inches.

How far apart  is that?? About the distance from the tips of your fingers to your elbow.  The two people would be 'in each others space'.

• Anonymous
1 month ago

It's exactly 19.685 inches, but a meter is close enough to a yard that I just imagine half a yard, so a yard being 3 feet or 36 inches, half a yard is 18 inches. I do that because I was brought up on the English system, not the metric system, so I can easily conceptualize inches, feet, yards, miles, etc., but millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers, etc., not so much.