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How to write in feet and inches

How to write in feet and inches

Postby ttcfcl » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:02 pm
I am trying to calculate the pitch of a roof that is 27' and 11 and 1/4" wide. In AutoCAD it's notated as 27'-11-1/4" but WA sees it as 27' minus 11 minus 1/4". I was wondering if there's a way for WA to see it as feet and inches rather than having to convert it to decimal feet or inches each time I want to calculate roof pitch. Thanks
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Re: How to write in feet and inches

Postby ikesbrain » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:52 pm
It seems to have an easier time parsing longhand English when there's fractions with whole numbers present:

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27 feet 11 1/4 inches
= 27' 45/4"
335.3 inches
27.94 feet


If you put the whole number in to the fraction as the response above does, or change the 1/4 to a decimal, it works fine:

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27' 45/4"
27' 11.25"
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Re: How to write in feet and inches

Postby arcadiagiulio » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:12 pm
Just use "ft" for feets and "in" for inches. Instead of writing "pitch... 27 ft 11,25 in" write "pitch... (27 ft + 11,25 in).
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