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Centimeters in a Hand

Date: 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.


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_:   

   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   
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Elementary Definitions
Elementary Terms & Units of Measurement
Middle School Definitions
Middle School Terms/Units of Measurement

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