Centimeters in a HandDate: 02/27/2002 at 18:15:23 From: Hana Subject: How many centimeters are in one hand? Dear Dr. Math, You measure horses in "hands." I need to know how many centimeters are in 1 hand. Hana Date: 02/28/2002 at 11:41:57 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: How many centimeters are in one hand? From Russ Rowlett's _How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement_: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictH.html hand a traditional unit of distance, now used mostly to measure the height of horses. One hand equals 4 inches, 1/3 foot, or 10.16 centimeters. - Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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