Measuring Tape

**Item No.:** 5001

**Frame Material:** ABS case covered with TPR

**Blade Thickness:** 0.12mm

**Blade Surface Treatment:** Nylon Coated

**Packaging:** Blister Card

**Features:**

- Hold comfortable and impact resistant
- Manual powerful stop button
- With metric and inch blade

ITEM NO. |
SIZE |
QTY./CARTON |

500103 | 3m/10FTX16mm | 72 |

500105 | 5m/16FTX25mm | 48 |

500108 | 8m/26FTX25mm | 36 |

500110 | 10m/33FTX25mm | 36 |

## What Is a Measuring Tape?

A measuring tape is a flexible tool used for measuring length. It is made up of materials like fiberglass, cloth, plastic, metal ribbon or strip. So, it is a kind of flexible ruler also known as a tape measure. It is marked in centimeters and inches.

### Markings on a Measuring Tape

A measuring tape shows marking in two different units—centimeters and inches.

### Division Markings in Centimeters

The measurements on the bottom of the image given below are in centimeters and millimeters. 10 millimeters make 1 cm, so there are 10 divisions between each centimeter. Each small division is equivalent to 1 mm. When looking at the given image, the first small mark after the 5 cm marking denotes a measurement of 51 mm which can also be referred to as 5.1 cm.

### Division Markings in Inches

The measurements towards the top of the given image are in inches. The large numbers, 1, 2, 3 …, marked next to the long markings represent whole inches. Between these numbers are small divisions that represent fractions of an inch. Since 12 inches make 1 foot, there is a ‘foot’ marking after every 12 inches.

### How to Measure Using a Measuring Tape?

To read a measuring tape, follow these steps:

- Place the 0 mark of the tape at one end of the object.
- Roll out the tape to the other end of the object.
- Find the closest cm marking and count the remaining number of mm markings to its right. For example, if there are 3 markings after 9 cm marking, then the measurement would be 9.3 cm.
- Similarly, for measuring in inches, read from the other side of the measuring tape.

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Solved Examples

**Example 1:** Read the length of the given objects using the measuring tape as shown.

**Solution:** The tip of the pencil is at the fifth marking after the 9 cm mark. So, the length of the pencil is 9.5 cm.

**Example 2:** Read the length of the given objects using the measuring tape as shown.

**Solution:** The vase end is at the second marking after the 7-inch mark. So, the length of the vase is 7.2 inches.

**Example 3:** Read the length of the given objects using the measuring tape as shown.

**Solution:** The length of the umbrella starts at the 2-inch mark and ends at the 16-inch mark. So, the length of the umbrella is 16 – 2 inches = 14 inches.

**Example 4:** How many inches are in 25 feet of measuring tape?

**Solution:** 1 foot = 12 inches

Therefore, 25 feet = 25 × 12 inches = 300 inches

So, there will be 300 inches in a 25-feet-long measuring tape.