# How do you read 11/32 on a tape measure?

Asked By: Sheraz Barbecho | Last Updated: 16th February, 2020
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For instance, 13/32 is 1/32 less than 14/32 or 7/16, so we say "7/16 minus" and 11/32 is 1/32 more than 10/32 or 5/16, so we say "5/16 plus". This is a fast way of reading the tape measure on the job when taking a measurement of something to cut it to fit.

Simply so, what is 19 32 on a tape measure?

Realize that 19/32” is between 18/32” and 20/32”. 18/32” reduces to 9/16” and 20/32” reduces to 5/8”, therefore 19/32” is the 1/32 mark between 9/16” and 5/8”.

Similarly, what comes after 7 8 on a tape measure? As an example, the image below shows a length that goes from the inch mark to an unlabeled marking. We know it's more than 3/4 of an inch and less than one full inch. The marking is half way between 3/4 (6/8) and 7/8. Therefore, the marking is half of 1/8, or 1/16.

Furthermore, what is 4/5 on a tape measure?

Reading a Tape Measure Add the number next to the large tick with the fraction to get the measurement. eg. if your 5 ticks past the number 4 tick then the measurement is 4 516“.

What is half of 1/3 8 on a tape measure?

Half of the number is nothing but dividing that number into two equal parts. So to calculate half of a number simply divide the number by 2 whether the given number is whole number or a fraction. Half of 3/8 = ((3/8)/2)=> (3/8)*(1/2)=3/16.

### What's 1/32 of an inch?

64ths 32nds decimal (in)
2/64 1/32 0.0313
3/64 0.0469
4/64 2/32 0.0625
5/64 0.0781

### What is 15 32 on a tape measure?

Since we know that 16/32 is 1/2, when looking for 15/32" on the tape measure, for example, it is the first 32nd before the 1/2" mark. Actually, in the field a carpenter refers to a 32nd as plus or minus a major fraction.

### What comes after 1/8 of an inch?

Fraction, Decimal, and Millimeter Equivalent Measurements
Fraction Decimal Millimeters
116 0.0625 1.5875
18 0.125 3.175
316 0.1875 4.7625
14 0.25 6.35

### What is 1/32 as a decimal?

fraction decimal mm
1/64 0.0156 0.3969
1/32 0.0313 0.7938
3/64 0.0469 1.1906
1/16 0.0625 1.5875

### What is 1/3 of an inch on a tape measure?

1/3”= nearest to 0.85cm so 8mm or 9mm or somewhere I between if you can manage it! The ridiculous idea is that you need to be accurate with such approximate equipment. If you need to be more accurate than 8–9mm or 5/16” then you need proper measuring devices.

### What is 25 32 on a tape measure?

Fractions to Decimals to Inches to MM Conversion Chart
Fractions Decimal Millimeters
49/64 .7656 19.446
25/32 .7812 19.843
51/64 .7969 20.240
13/16 .8125 20.637

### What is 1/8 on a tape measure?

The 1/8-inch mark is located between any two 1/4-inch marks. Most work tends to stop at this point, though in some cases you will need to measure down to the 1/16-inch mark. The 1/16-inch mark is the absolute shortest line on the tape measure.

### What is 1/8 as a decimal?

Common Fractions with Decimal and Percent Equivalents
Fraction Decimal Percent
4/5 0.8 80%
1/6 0.1666… 16.666…%
5/6 0.8333… 83.333…%
1/8 0.125 12.5%

### What is half of 5/8 on a tape measure?

Multiply 5/8 by 1/2.

### How do you read a 1/32 tape measure?

To see how many thirty-seconds the object is in addition to the inches, count the number of 1/32 lines beyond the inch mark. If the tape measure is only marked in 1/16 inches, count the number of 1/16 lines, multiply by two and add one if the length is half of the distance toward the next mark.

### Why is 16 inches marked on a tape measure?

Standard US construction practice separates wall studs by 16 inches. Marking these on the tape makes it easier for the carpenter to see the relevant multiples.

### How many 16ths are in an inch?

In this case, there are 16 units of smaller quantity (1/16 inch) in one unit of the larger quantity. Multiply the larger-quantity amount by the number of smaller units per unit of the larger quantity. Multiplying 16 by 0.5 gives you 8, so 8/16 equals 0.5 inches.

### What size is an inch?

One inch (2.5 cm) is roughly the measurement from the top knuckle on your thumb to your thumb tip. Measure yours to see how close it is to 1 inch.

### What is a digital tape measure?

Laser tape measures are alternatives to traditional metal tape measures; they're used to calculate lengths, widths and heights of up to about 650 feet (198 meters). They're generally considered accurate to within an eighth of an inch (3 millimeters) when measuring a distance of up to 300 feet (91.5 meters).

### What is 1/32 of an inch on a ruler?

Count from the end of your ruler to the first inch mark, symbolized by the numeral "1." If you are adding in eighths, you will arrive at 1/32-inch on your fourth dash. If you are adding in sixteenths, you will arrive at 1/32-inch on your second dash.

### What is half of 11 3 4 on a tape measure?

First, you can convert 11 3/4 to a simple fraction. You do this by multiplying 11 by 4 and adding the three. So 11 3/4 is 47/4. Now you can divide this by two.

### What is the mark at 19 3/16 on a tape measure?

The black diamonds which appear every 19 3/16” on metal tape measures are for spacing I-beam “timbers”. Several wood-product manufacturers offer I-beam “timbers” as a substitute for solid lumber floor joists. The diamond marks on our tape rule blades are for spacing these engineered floor joists in new construction.