Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works


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Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby CMVYV » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:00 pm

Watching the Diamond League Meet from Monaco today, I did a little research.

I don't know if anyone else is as frustrated as I am when there is a 5.96 meters Pole Vault attempt and I have to either: 1. Try to "ballpark the height" in my mind, or 2. Go online to find a Conversion Calculator to determine "feet / inches" conversion.

Most times I will come up with one that shows the conversion to be: 19.5588 feet. Wow, what a big help!!

Using the Metric Conversion Calculator I found, 5.96 meters equals: 19 Feet, 6 and 41/64 inches!!!

OK, we could round it down to the nearest 32nd!! But at least this is easier for me to understand; it's handy if you have a laptop available. The old T&FN conversion booklets were helpful; I lost mine!

One tip ... after entering the metric number ... TAB out & then hit CONVERT.

Here's the link: http://www.metric-conversions.org/lengt ... o-feet.htm

Another example: 6.0 Meters = 19 Feet, 8 and 7⁄32 inches ...
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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby unclezadok » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:36 pm

I was doing OK, but that site is very useful. Thank you.
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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby gm » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:37 pm

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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby Marlow » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:11 pm

gm wrote:Or you could just use this one -- http://www.usatf.org/statistics/calcula ... nversions/

I found that once before and then 'lost' it, so thanks. If I'm not at home where the BGB is at arm's length, that'll be my go-to site!
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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby lonewolf » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:01 pm

I just keep a Red Book, Gold Book, NCAA and USATF rule books by my computer.
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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby 26mi235 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:42 am

I have a spreadsheet that provides the conversions that I am always using because the vaulters and coaches do not know them, especially the college freshmen and the high school athletes. It gives me a sheet I have on the clipboard, which is much more convenient than the BGB.

Use the PM and I can e-mail it to you.
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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby Alan Shank » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:06 am

Or, you could just try to understand the actual measurement in its own terms. What a concept!! The world lead was 5.95 and he jumped 5.96. His French record is 6.01, and he attempted 6.02. Look at the all-time and year lists on the IAAF site, the Athletics annual or tilastopaya and you will get a feeling for what's what. Then, when you see the results in metric, they will make sense to you, saving you a lot of time and aggravation.
Cheers,
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Woodland, CA, USA
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Re: Finally! A Online Metric Calculator That Works

Postby TN1965 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:49 am

I could use this calculator when I watch the NBC coverage. :)
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