How did they come up with the Foot in measurement to be 12 inches?

  1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 2 years ago

    How did they come up with the Foot in measurement to be 12 inches?

    Why not 9 or 10 or some other number? btw I could not find a right category for this question...

  2. Rolly A Chabot profile image85
    Rolly A Chabotposted 2 years ago

    It is a common denominator in the old Imperial system where a foot equals 12 inches. Here is a great site filled with many common questions and answers...

    http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769529.html

 
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