# How Many Feet In A Mile

## How many feet are there in a mile?

Yes, it's the question on everybody's lips - just how many feet can you squeeze into a metric mile?

I've gone on a bit of a random information buzz lately, providing answers to questions that many people (or someone at least) have been asking far and wide across the electronic meadows of the internet and beyond.

## So how many feet in a mile already?

Right, you want your measurements converted and you want them now. Well, without further ado, I can reveal that the answer is...

NOT 1,250 feet in a mile

NOT 9,354 feet in a mile

NOR is it 772 feet in a mile.

In fact, there are 25.4 millimeters in an inch, and there are 1609344 millimeters in a mile.

## Yes, But What About FEET IN A MILE?

Right. Without further further ado, there are:

5,280 feet in a mile

Here is what the US Metric Law (1966) said about feet and miles, as recounted by T. J. Keefe:

"one meter was equal to 39.37 inches, exactly. In 1959, the relationship between inches and centimeters was redefined to be that one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters, exactly. Maps produced by the US Coast and Geodetic Survey continued to use the old standard. To clarify which foot you are talking about, the old foot, derived from 1 meter = 39.37 inches (exactly), is referred to as the "US survey foot". The new foot, derived from 1 inch = 2.54 cm (exactly), is referred to as the international foot."

## Walking A Roman Mile

In fact, the origin of the mile is the distance a legion of soldiers covered in a thousand paces. A pace was defined as the distance between to landings of the same foot, and could be also referred to as a stride. If you prefer, you could think of this as 2,000 steps, but at any rate it's not really a scientifically accurate means of describing distances.

In fact, the average distance between two Roman milestones measured today (if you can find any, of course - they have been around for quite a while now) is actually about 5,000 feet.

To put and end to the variations between miles observed in different countries, the British Parliament defined the statute mile in 1592. The statute mile contains 8 furlongs, 80 chains, 320 rods, 1760 yards or 5280 feet - whichever method of measurement you feel most comfortable with.

## Comments 35 comments

extremely interesting have saved for the next trivial pursuit night.

Thank you

you took some time to give me my answer but you give me the right answer

I must remember this the next time I write questions for a Quiz Night.

Thanks

how many mm are there in one meter?

kim says:2 weeks ago

how many mm are there in one meter?

1000mm = 100cm = 1m

how much is 50 inches in feet

50 inches= 4 1/6 feet

if i walk l0 laps around a pond that is 120 long steps, how much distance do I cover?

if i walk 120 long steps around a pond 10 times how much distance in miles or parts of miles?

wanda says:3 days ago

if i walk 120 long steps around a pond 10 times how much distance in miles or parts of miles?

I apologize wanda...but I don't know if that is enough information.

how many feet are in a mile when you are jogging. can youbfigure this one out for me.

So, if I take a trip to Europe and meet someone and they say, 'let's walk to the next town, it is 10 kilometre's', I say, 'okay', but when I think we should have been there by now, it is really another mile to go. That's why I am MyAchingFeet.

oh now i got it

THANKS for telling me the answer it like helps so much sometime when you get older you tend to forget things. (HA Ha!) I have a word problem for all you peolpe out there.- ONE LOOP AROND THE PARK IS 3 MILES. HOW MANY FEET IS THAT?

the answer to your quest is 15840ft

u stink so bad u did not give me an answer :(

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There is no such thing as a "metric mile". Metric is a relatively modern method of measurement adopted by most countries today. It is normal to measure a mile against a Kilometre, which is 1.609344 kilometres for both the US and Imperial standard. Btw KM is spelled kilometre in Canada and kilometer in the US, but both are acceptable, just to make things even more confusing!

miles are standard not metric

Umm....... mile = 1.609344 kilometers = 1609.344 meters = 160934.4 centimeters = 1609344 millimeters.

Yeah, weird math.

And Eric, LEARN THE MATH!

Oh, almost forgot! iF ANYONE ANSWERS AS MY USERNAME NEXT IT'S NOT ME. Srry go on the conversation :( .............

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There is no such thing as a "metric mile". It's either an Imperial mile or a kilometre.

How many feet are in a mile.....huh..........

If a cupcake is two inches long, how many cupcakes will it take to make a mile?

How many feet are in a mile?You haven't answered my question.

Hello i cann't find the answer here.

I'm back and I think Miechelle already got her answer and just wanted to chat. PS:This is me.Srry go on the conversation:(..............

Informative also can remember by thinking 5 tomatoes

5280 get it

LMAO i get it!!!!!

it does help btw

1,000,000 millimeters in 100,000 centimeters in 10,000 decimeters in 1,000 meters in 100 decameters in 10 hectometers in 1 kilometer. Those are the answers to the metric system!

i cannot find the answer

What does the number after the decimal mean? for example, 29.56 miles. Is the number .56 mean feet?

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