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Posted on: 2/24/09 12:50 PM
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I recently discovered that Google (NAYY) has a super-simple way of finding measurement equivalents. Let's say you're reading a European pattern that says it's for someone with a hip measurement of 92 cm. "What the heck does that mean -- it sounds HUGE," you say to yourself. Well, in the Google search bar just type

92 cm to inches

and you'll learn that...

92 centimeters = 36.2204724 inches.

Just under 36-1/4". Definitely not huge. :)
Another one: You read in someone's blog that she shortened her skirt by 35 mm. You go to Google and type in

35 mm to inches

and you get...

35 millimeters = 1.37795276 inches.

So she shortened her skirt by just over 1-1/3".

One more, just for fun. In this same person's blog you read that she's 162 cm tall. Wow, she's a giant! No, type in

162 cm to feet

It tells you that

162 centimeters = 5.31496063 feet she's only just under 5'4"
(i.e. 5 feet tall plus about .315 of a foot [just under 4"]).

This works the other way too, of course (Imperial to metric).

P.S. You can also convert currencies, temperatures, and all kinds of other fun stuff this way... 16 U.S. dollars = 12.5480354 Euros or 7 degrees Celsius = 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit for example. Cool, eh? :)

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BonnieLee said... (8/15/09 12:55 PM) Reply
Great tip! That is a major problem for me and this is such a quick solution! Thanks!!
katie lynne said... (8/14/09 5:50 PM) Reply
Jeez Louise, THANKS!
HeyJane said... (2/25/09 8:04 PM) Reply
Much faster than opening a separate conversion chart and going through screens. Thanks!
Lucy in Virginia said... (2/25/09 12:48 PM) Reply
Great tip!
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