Measuring length is one typical thing that always goes to urge of getting as accurate as possible. That’s why we use smaller units. But just how small? Not going to micrometre or lower, but a practical scalable distance that is quite visible to be accurate. Units like centimetres, feet, meters, kilometres are widely used for measuring long distances. Smaller lengths are more convenient on paper, even if used for measuring the big ones to their actual values (I will show you how). So getting to work, How many feet is 50 meters?? There are lots of ways to measure out that but only a few ones will give you the exact value to the nearest possible.
The specific conversion here is pretty much straightforward. You find how much is the length in feet is for a meter, you might actually have measured out the length manually and then find the right answer. Being accurate comes off later.
One simple process is to do just the process mentioned above. You do know the specific length of feet. Now use that for measuring the size of a meter.
But you are not in the 1890s where the specifications of a meter are still being judged and verified as there were various controversies regarding the actual length. You can take a length which has a calibrated measurement of 1 meter. Then use the specific 1 feet length to convert one form to the other.
HOW? You put the feet length and the meter length to one ends on the same point and then see how many times the feet is required to cover up the whole meter. You might find that it goes roughly three times and some length is still left.
It means that 1 meter is equal to 3 feet and some bit of distance. So, How many feet is 50 meters? 3 times 50 which is 150 feet with some distances still need to be discovered.
Well, that was the old fashioned way when units were calibrated. There were several logic behind them, some of them were baseless, which were too considered for the sake of simplicity.
Well, simplicity is not something when the measurement is considered since when a small amount of length is left unconsidered it might become a bigger contradiction when a unit with no exact specification might cause serious problems. And we just did out a measurement in such a way. But we need to sort that out.
But How? There are several ways in which you can convert a unit of length to another without using any other unit at all. Not at all. Let’s take a look at our previous work.
We used a feet length to measure out a meter length to the near whole, which was three times and it still got a bit left out. Let’s do one simple thing which will make our measuring process 100 times more accurate.
Take the feet length and divide it into 10 divisions(one in the middle first). So we have 10 divisions equivalent to 1 foot, each of 1/10 feet. This will help us to measure out the meter length after the decimal point which is more accurate.
Now measure the meter length again. You will see that it goes 3 times and roughly 2 divisions. So, 1 meter is 3.2 feet to be exact and some bit of distance is again left out. Let’s divide out feet length smaller. Take one small 1/10 feet division and then again divide it to another 10. Now, these are equal to 1/100th of feet.
We now have more accurate measuring feet. Now measure out the meter length again. It will 3 big divisions, two 1/10th feet divisions, and eight 1/100th feet divisions. So, 1 meter is 3.28 feet to be exact. So, How many feet is 50 meters? 3.28 times 50 is 164 feet. That’s the right length.
Prior to converters and specific calculators, they don’t always use the same exact value on their counterparts too. To be exact, one meter is exactly equal to 3.28084 times of feet, with more numbers are still left to be written after the 4 in the value.
But the smaller is the number, the easier it is to calculate longer lengths. The leftmost significant values are preserved for the smaller lengths where paperwork is mostly done.
But let’s take a look at how devices do the conversion. They have a set value which is then multiplied on to the variable that is provided by the user upon specific command. The multiplied result is the length to be determined.
As said, one meter is exactly equal to 3.28084 feet. And How many feet are 50 meters then? 3.28084 times 50 is 164.042 feet (the digits after decimal are sometimes not used). But that’s your device measurement.
We might be confused on which one to use for measuring as all the values are similar with slight differences being observed. That is due to the fact that when length units are determined, specific lengths are considered to be one of the another.
Like a meter, the block is a metering block, which is equivalent to 1 kilometre when the block length is multiplied 1000 times. The same range of units that goes with meter either lower or higher has equal measurements.
When an irrelevant unit is converted from one form to another, we get stuck with the values. These are not exact which is why we use the word equivalent instead of equal, meaning exactly similar. So, now we know How many feet is 50 meters, which is 164.024 feet.