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How To Read a Tape Measure: Eighths Inch Refresher
How to Read a Tape Measure
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Another refresher on how to count out the eighth-inch marks on your tape measure.

Total measurement here is 5 5/8".

You know this because you begin at 5 inches, and then "hop" another 5 times over to the 5/8 inch mark. This totals 5 5/8".

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