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How To Read a Tape Measure: Quarter Inch Mark
How to Read a Tape Measure
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Next on down is the quarter-inch mark. Each inch is divided into four quarters.

Most people still find this a fairly easy mark to read. The line is relatively long, and it's simple to remember that an inch has four quarters.

The measurement above is 1 foot, 1 1/4 inches. Expressed purely in inches, it's 13 1/4 inches.

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