It can be a bit confusing and frustrating to figure out the size of something if you don’t have an accurate way of measuring it with a tool like a ruler or measuring tape.
If you are looking to get a sense of how just how big 50 inches is, there are a few everyday items that you can use for size reference.
The chance of something being exactly 50 inches in size on hand is rare so combining several items together of various sizes will achieve the same result.
50 inches is equal to 127 centimeters or 1.27 meters.
5 Men’s shoes – size 8
It’s safe to say that not everyone has the same size feet and therefore the size of shoe that one wears can vary.
But a very common shoe size for men is a size 8 which measures around 10 inches in length.
So if you had 5 shoes that are the same length, in this case, men’s size 8, lined up together in a row, they would equal close to 50 inches long.
4 Macbook Pro computers
The Macbook Pro is one of the most popular laptop computers in the world. I use mine every day and it is useful in so many different ways.
Depending on the model you have, the size can vary but the common 13-inch Macbook Pro is exactly 11.97 inches wide.
This can be used as a size reference for many things.
If you put 4 Macbook Pro’s together side by side, they would equal very close to 50 inches long.
A 55-gallon aquarium is a very popular size for fish keepers who keep an aquarium at home.
These aquariums are normally 4 feet or 48 inches long and including the trim on top, they can be close to 50 inches long.
If you know someone who has a 55-gallon aquarium or have seen one at the pet store, they are a great example of something that is 50 inches in size.
10 soda cans
Soda cans are a very convenient and effective item to use for measuring things.
For example, a common 355 ml or 12-ounce soda can is 4.83 inches tall which is just under 5 inches.
If you can place 10 soda cans one on top of the other or put them together in a row, they would be close to measuring 50 inches long in total.
5 Pillar candles
Candles are available in many different sizes and shapes.
The common pillar candle is generally 10 inches tall and can be used for any occasion.
Placing 5 pillar candles together is a great reference for something that is 50 inches in size.
20 Playing cards
Playing cards are made out of cardboard and can be used for a variety of games including poker and blackjack.
A standard deck of playing cards consists of 52 cards with each one measuring 3.5 inches long and 2.25 inches wide.
If you take 20 cards out of the deck and place them side by side, they would measure exactly 50 inches in total.
50 Postage stamps
Any stamp collector will know that not all postage stamps are the same size and they can vary in monetary value.
But most people are familiar with the size of a standard postage stamp that can be used to mail a regular size envelope.
These stamps are usually just under 1 inch tall (0.98”) to be exact, and 0.87” wide.
Therefore if you had 50 postage stamps together placed in a row, they would measure very close to 50 inches total.
1.5 Golf putters
If you are a golf player, you will most likely know the length of your putter.
Not all putters are the same size and they can vary from person to person.
On average, a golf putter can range from 32 – 52 inches long.
A common size is 34 inches long for most people.
If you can picture 1 and a half of these putters placed together, they would equal exactly 50 inches long.