In this article, I will show you some common items that measure around 7 inches long.
Measuring the length of an item is easy using a ruler or measuring tape if you have one handy.
If not, then determining the length of something can be difficult.
One way to figure out an item’s length is to compare it with something else of similar size.
I have compiled a list of items that are 7 inches long.
Did you know? 7 inches is equal to 17.78 centimeters or 177.8 millimeters.
1. Ipad mini
The Apple iPad mini is a popular tablet computer that was first introduced in 2012.
As the name states, this tablet (iPad Mini 5th Gen) is small in size having a tiny screen of only 7.9 inches.
The standard iPad has a standard screen size of 9.7 inches.
In 2019, Apple introduced its 5th generation of the iPad mini in only 7 years.
So if you are looking to compare something that is around 7 inches long, the iPad mini is a great reference.
2. 2 credit cards
I mention in the article, common things that are 14 inches long, that a credit card is one of the most convenient items to use for measuring.
A standard credit card that most people will keep in their wallet, is 3.375 inches long and 2.125 inches wide.
If you place 2 credit cards together lengthwise, they will equal close to 7 inches long.
A gadget often used in a kitchen or office is a pair of scissors.
Scissors can come in a variety of lengths and are normally measured in inches.
Shorter scissors are between 4 – 5 inches long and larger ones can be over 8 inches long.
It is common to use a pair of scissors that are 7 inches long.
The common #2 size wood pencil that you would see in schools and offices is around 7 inches long.
Of course, this is measured when new and before sharpening.
Pencils are used for writing, drawing, and coloring.
They are made out of wood and have an enclosed piece of graphite lead that runs down the center of the pencil.
5. 4 Golf balls
If you play golf or are a golf fan, you are familiar with how big a golf ball is.
The standard golf ball size is 1.68 inches in diameter.
The rules of professional golf state that the ball must not be smaller than 1.68 inches in diameter.
The diameter of a golf ball is the length of a line passing through the center of the ball and touching both sides.
If you can picture 4 golf balls placed together in a line, they would equal close to 7 inches long.
6. 5 Toothpicks
Toothpicks are very thin pieces of wood, plastic, metal with sharp pointed ends used to hold small pieces of food together or cleaning your teeth after a meal.
Although toothpicks can come in different sizes, it’s common for people to use the standard 5 cm or 1.96 inches long size.
5 toothpicks equal 25 centimeters long which is close to 7 inches.
Placing 5 toothpicks in a row will equal just about 7 inches long.
7. 2 Crayons
A crayon is a stick of pigmented wax that is used by many to draw and color.
Crayons are very popular with children for coloring in books at home and in school.
A standard wax crayon measures 3.5 inches long.
So placing 2 crayons together would equal exactly 7 inches long.
8. Butter knife
Butter knives are also known as butter spreaders and are commonly kept as part of a flatware set that you would see in most households.
Butter knives are generally smaller than a dinner knife and can range in size from 5 to 7 inches long.
So if you have a butter knife and are looking to use it for length comparisons, chances are it will be close to 7 inches long.
9. 10 Dimes
A dime is a 10 cent coin used in the United States which is one-tenth of a dollar coin in value.
The dime was first established in 1792 and is currently the smallest coin in diameter and thickness.
The dime is only 0.705 inches in diameter and 1.35 millimeters thick.
If you have 10 dimes in your pocket, not only will you have $1, but they will equal around 7 inches long if placed together lengthwise in a row.
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