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furlongs to millimeters
furmm
1 fur 201168 mm
2 fur 402336 mm
3 fur 603504 mm
4 fur 804672 mm
5 fur 1005840 mm
6 fur 1207008 mm
7 fur 1408176 mm
8 fur 1609344 mm
9 fur 1810512 mm
10 fur 2011680 mm
11 fur 2212848 mm
12 fur 2414016 mm
13 fur 2615184 mm
14 fur 2816352 mm
15 fur 3017520 mm
16 fur 3218688 mm
17 fur 3419856 mm
18 fur 3621024 mm
19 fur 3822192 mm
20 fur 4023360 mm

How to convert

1 furlong (fur) = 201168 millimeter (mm). Furlong (fur) is a unit of Length used in Standard system. Millimeter (mm) is a unit of Length used in Metric system.

Furlong: A Unit of Length Used in the US Customary System

The furlong (fur) is a unit of length in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The furlong is equal to 220 yards, which is an eighth of a mile. The furlong is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for furlong is fur. The furlong is used for measuring long distances and areas, such as the length of a horse race or the area of a farm. The furlong is named after the furrow-long, which was the length of a furrow in one acre of a plowed open field in medieval England. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the furlong as a unit of length.

Definition of the Unit

The furlong is a unit of length that is equal to 220 yards. It is defined as 1/8 miles. The mile is defined as 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards.

The definition of the furlong has not changed since its origin in medieval England, as part of the old English system of measurement that was based on natural and traditional units. However, the definition of the mile has changed several times over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the mile as based on feet and yards was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1959.

History of the Unit

The origin of the furlong as a unit of length can be traced back to medieval England, when it was used as a measure of land area and distance. The word furlong comes from the Old English words furh (furrow) and lang (long), meaning furrow-long. It referred to the length of a furrow in one acre of a plowed open field, which was a common system of land division and cultivation at that time. The open field was divided into strips or selions, each strip being one furlong long and one rod wide. A rod was equal to 5.5 yards or 16.5 feet. An acre was equal to four rods by 40 rods, or 160 square rods.

The furlong was also used as a measure of distance for horse racing and other sports. The standard length of a horse race was four furlongs, or half a mile. This was later increased to eight furlongs, or one mile, which became known as the classic distance for horse racing.

The furlong was adopted by other countries that followed the English system of measurement, such as the United States and Canada. It was also incorporated into the imperial system, which was established by an act of Parliament in 1824. The imperial system was based on seven base units that could be derived from natural and traditional units. The furlong remained as a derived unit in the imperial system, but it was no longer recommended for use in scientific and technical fields.

Usage of the Unit

The furlong is a unit of length that is used for measuring long distances and areas, such as the length of a horse race or the area of a farm.

The furlong is commonly used in horse racing, especially in North America and some other countries that follow the US customary system. Some examples are:

  • Measuring the distance and speed of horses in races.
  • Measuring the length and width of racetracks and courses.
  • Measuring the height and weight of horses and jockeys.

The furlong is also used in agriculture, especially in rural areas where farms are still measured by acres and furlongs. Some examples are:

  • Measuring the size and shape of fields and plots.
  • Measuring the yield and production of crops and livestock.
  • Measuring the distance and time between farms and markets.
  • Measuring the taxes and subsidies for farmers.

How to Convert

The furlong can be converted to other units of length by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert furlongs to other units of length in the US customary system, the SI system and other systems:

  • To convert furlongs to yards, multiply by 220. For example, 10 fur = 10 × 220 = 2200 yd.
  • To convert furlongs to miles, divide by 8. For example, 10 fur = 10 / 8 = 1.25 mi.
  • To convert furlongs to feet, multiply by 660. For example, 10 fur = 10 × 660 = 6600 ft.
  • To convert furlongs to meters, multiply by 201.168. For example, 10 fur = 10 × 201.168 = 2011.68 m.
  • To convert furlongs to kilometers, multiply by 0.201168. For example, 10 fur = 10 × 0.201168 = 2.01168 km.
  • To convert furlongs to centimeters, multiply by 20116.8. For example, one fur = one × 20116.8 = 20116.8 cm.

Millimeter: A Unit of Length

Definition of the millimeter

A millimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, which is based on the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as one thousandth of a meter, which is the SI base unit of length. One millimeter can be written as 1 mm or 0.001 m.

How to convert millimeter to other units of length

To convert millimeter to other units of length, we need to use conversion factors that relate the millimeter to the desired unit. For example, to convert millimeter to centimeter, we need to know that 1 cm = 10 mm, so we can divide the number of millimeters by 10 to get the number of centimeters. Similarly, to convert millimeter to inch, we need to know that 1 in = 25.4 mm, so we can divide the number of millimeters by 25.4 to get the number of inches.

Here are some common conversion factors for millimeter and other units of length in the US standard system and the SI system:

  • 1 mm = 0.1 cm
  • 1 mm = 0.03937 in
  • 1 mm = 0.001 m
  • 1 mm = 0.000001 km
  • 1 mm = 0.00000062137 mi
  • 1 mm = 0.00000053996 nmi

Where millimeter is used

The millimeter is a widely used unit of length in many fields and applications around the world. Some examples are:

  • In engineering and manufacturing, the millimeter is often used to measure small dimensions and tolerances of parts and products.
  • In medicine and biology, the millimeter is often used to measure the size and growth of cells, tissues, organs, and microorganisms.
  • In astronomy and physics, the millimeter is often used to measure the wavelength and frequency of electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves and microwaves.
  • In geography and cartography, the millimeter is often used to measure the scale and distance on maps and globes.
  • In art and design, the millimeter is often used to measure the thickness and width of lines, shapes, and fonts.

History of millimeter

The millimeter has a long and varied history in different countries and cultures. Some historical facts are:

  • The first recorded use of the millimeter as a unit of length was in France in the late 18th century, during the French Revolution. The French Academy of Sciences adopted the metric system as a standard for measurement and defined the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the pole.
  • The millimeter was officially recognized as a part of the SI system in 1960, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) adopted a new definition of the meter based on the wavelength of light emitted by a krypton-86 atom.
  • The millimeter is still widely used today in many countries that have adopted the metric system, such as most of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. However, some countries still use other units of length alongside or instead of the millimeter, such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Example conversions of millimeter to other units

Here are some examples of how to convert millimeter to other units of length using the conversion factors given above:

  • To convert 5 mm to cm, we divide by 10: 5 mm / 10 = 0.5 cm
  • To convert 12 mm to in, we divide by 25.4: 12 mm / 25.4 = 0.47244 in
  • To convert 100 mm to m, we divide by 1000: 100 mm / 1000 = 0.1 m
  • To convert 250 mm to km, we divide by 1000000: 250 mm / 1000000 = 0.00025 km
  • To convert 500 mm to mi, we divide by 1609344: 500 mm / 1609344 = 0.00031069 mi
  • To convert 1000 mm to nmi, we divide by 1852000: 1000 mm / 1852000 = 0.00053996 nmi
Millimeters also can be marked as millimetres.



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