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**JimQwerty123**:

--- Quote from: canebreaker on February 01, 2017, 10:14:57 PM ---Can't be!

1 yard = 36 inches, 10 yards = 36 feet

1 meter = 39.37 inches.

Show me where 39 inches are shorter than 36 inches.

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http://www.meters-to-feet.com/

**canebreaker**:

I found it.

Meters are measured in 10th, if you multiply by 10 you get a meter answer.

Inches are part of a foot, 12 inches per foot, not meters.

10 meters = 39.372 feet.

**mobilemail**:

--- Quote from: canebreaker on February 01, 2017, 01:39:19 PM ---In the rules for shooting {10 Meters (32 feet, 10 inches)}

1 meter is 1.094 yards, 3.281 feet, 39.37 inches, roughly 39 1/3 inches.

The target should be at 39ft 4 inches.

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I think I see what is going on in your head. You are correct that 10m is 393.7 inches. But the next step is trying to simply divide the inches by 10 to get feet, but 393.7 inches is not 39.37 feet.

Don't believe me? Let's check your work. 39ft 4 in would be 468 in (that's 39x12) +4 = 472 inches. But that can't be, because you've already shown that 10m is 393.7 inches. :o :o :o

Okay, that direction didn't work out, so let's just divide 393.7 inches to get feet 393.7/12 = 32.8 feet. If you multiply 12in x .8, you find the exact answer is 32 feet, 9.6 inches.

How's that?

**canebreaker**:

Jim,

1 yard is 36 inches, 10 yards is 36 ft.

1 meter is 39.37 inches, 10 meters is 32.81 ft.

How can a measurement 3.37 inches longer multiplied by 10 be 3.19 ft shorter?

I'm not from MO, but you got to show me this.

**canebreaker**:

Mark,

1 yard is 36 inches, 10 yards is 36 ft.

1 meter is 39.37 inches, 10 meters is 32.81 ft.

How can a measurement 3.37 inches longer multiplied by 10 be 3.19 ft shorter?

I'm not from MO, but you got to show me this.

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