RULER TUTORIAL FOR MINIATURISTS

I might be a bit audacious thinking I might be able to explain our USA rulers to people but I thought I would try.  I have had questions about putting measurements into centimeters.  I did do that for a while but I got lazy and stopped, probably lost some followers on that.  So, here goes . . . 









Pictured above is a representation of 1 inch that has been divided into two equal parts.  We refer to these equal parts as fractions.  The picture above is showing the inch divided in half or 1/2 inch.  Each part is a 1/2 inch.  There are two 1/2 inches in every one inch.

1/2 inch plus 1/2 inch equal 1 whole inch







Pictured above is a representation of 1 inch that has been divided into 4 equal parts.  Each part is a quarter inch or 1/4 inch.  There are four 1/4 inches in 1 inch.

1/4 inch plus 1/4 inch equals 1/2 inch

1/4 inch plus 1/4 inch plus 1/4 inch equals 3/4 inches

See picture below showing 3/4 inch

1/4 inch plus 1/4 inch plus 1/4 inch plus 1/4 inch equals 1 inch









Pictured above is a representation of an inch divided into 8 equal parts.  Each part is an eighth inch or 1/8 inch.  There are eight 1/8 inches in 1 inch.

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 1/4 inch

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 3/8 inch

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 1/2 inch

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 5/8 inch

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 3/4 inch

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 7/8 inch

1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch plus 1/8 inch equals 1 inch

This picture above is showing the 1/8 inches added and written on the ruler.








The picture above is a representation of an inch that is divided into 16 equal parts or 1/16 inch.  Each part is a sixteenth or 1/16 inch.  There are sixteen 1/16 inches in 1 inch.

I could write out all of the addition as I did above but think you might have the idea.

I have the 1/16 inch marks added up on the ruler for you.











Above is a representation of  2 inches.


Let's find 1 and 3/16 inches.

Find 1 inch.  Count three 1/16 inch marks.

I have 1 inch marked with an X and I've counted 1,2 and 3 more 1/16 inch marks.  The arrow is pointing to 1 and 3/16 inches, total.






Let's do 1 and 3/8 inches.

Find the 1 inch, then count over three 1/8 inch marks.



I have the 1 inch marked with and X and I counted 1,2 and 3 more 1/8 inch marks.  The arrow is pointing to 1 and 3/8 inches, total.



O.K. I would do more but Digger is sitting on top of the printer looking out of the window so I can't put anymore examples into the printer to show you.

Let me know if this works for you or if you need more explanation.  I would also think a better explanation would be available on Google.

Dasha, let me know if this helps, Kris

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