Put simply 1 = 1″, 2 = 2″, and so on. Between those numbers are a series of shorter marks that represent fractions of an inch. The mark directly in the middle of the inch denotes a measurement of 1/2″ whilst the markings on either side of it represent measurements of 1/4″ and 3/4″ respectively.
How to Count Measuring Tape?
Counting measuring tape is an important skill for measuring length, width, and area accurately. This skill is necessary for many different types of construction and woodworking projects. Knowing how to count measuring tape can save time, energy, and money.
The first step to counting measuring tape is to understand the basic units of measurement. Most measuring tapes are marked in either inches or centimeters. It is important to know whether the tape is marked in inches or centimeters before counting it.
Once the unit of measurement is determined, the next step is to understand how the measurements are marked on the tape. Generally, the markings on a measuring tape will start at the “zero” end and count up towards the end of the tape. For example, a tape marked in inches may start at 0 inches and count up to 1 inch, 2 inches, and so on.
Once the unit of measurement and the markings on the tape are understood, the next step is to measure. Start by placing the zero end of the tape on the starting point of the measurement. Then, pull the tape out to the desired length and count the markings as you go.
When counting the markings, it is important to be aware of fractions. Fractions are marked with a