You could face different scenarios where you need to measure something 10 inches or you need to know how long is 10 inches. Obviously, you can use measuring tools like tapes and rulers to get the exact measurement of 10 inches, but you don’t have any measuring tools with you when you need to measure something.
In these kinds of situations, you can use the common household things that are 10 inches long to measure something.
Getting to know 10 inches:
People today prefer to shop online rather than physically, so the disadvantage of online shopping is you cannot get an idea of the lifesize of the item. This means you can easily order the wrong size of an item.
You can find the dimensions of a product in the product description. For instance, if you find a product with 10 inches dimensions, you should know how long 10 inches is in order to decide if the product is suitable for you. Let’s suppose, you are looking for a household item and 10 inches length is mentioned in the product description. Now if you don’t know how long 10 inches is, you can simply check a common 10 inches long item to get an idea about the length of the item.
You can apply this technique to any online product, you want to purchase. This includes the length of a belt, the height of a table lamp, the shoe heel, and the length of a USB cable.
If you do not have any measuring tools, as I mentioned above. You can simply use any common 10 inches long item that I have listed below.
1. Two soda cans
The height of a regular 12-ounce or 325ml soda can is 4.83 inches. When you place one can on top of another, the total height of both cans will be 9.66 inches, which is close to 10 inches.
You can use the dimensions of coke, lemonade, and any other soda cans as well to get the measurement.
2. Two tablespoons
Tablespoons could be found in different designs, so their dimensions could vary. But the standard length of an ordinary tablespoon is 5 inches. To achieve 10 inches, you can lay down two tablespoons in a serial row. It will be around 10 inches in total.
Due to different manufacturers and brands the size of tablespoons varies so you can use them to get an idea of ten inches. In homes and offices, this is usually the most common item that can be found handy so that it can be used quickly.
3. Five golf tees
The height of a single golf tee is 2.1 inches. If you line up 5 golf tees in a row heightwise, they will measure a total of 10.5 inches in length, which is slightly longer than 10 inches. So if you want to measure something or want to get an idea you can use 5 golf tees in a row.
4. One bread knife
The bread knives are specially designed to slice bread without crumbling it. Bread knives normally have a longer length than paring or other kitchen knives because it has to slice large pieces of bread.
The standard length of a bread knife is around 10 inches. So if you have a bread knife at home you can compare it with the object you want to measure or you can get an idea about 10 inches. Bread knives are the longest knives of the entire set of knives.
5. Seven paper clips
Among the stationary items, paper clips are the most common, so you can easily find them at home and in the office. The most common paper clip is 1.37 inches in length. If you line up 7 paper clips lengthwise in a row, they will measure 9.6 inches in length, which is equal to 10 inches.
6. Three crayons
The length of a single crayon is around 3.5 inches. If you line up 3 crayons end to end, it will be around 10 inches total.
There are 4-inch tall crayons that are slightly larger than standard crayons.
So you can use 3 standard crayons to measure something 10 inches.
7. Ten-quarter dollar coins
The diameter of a US quarter dollar coin is 9.955 inches, which is also known as the 25 cent coin. This means if you want to measure something 10 inches long or get an idea of 10 inches, you can line up 10 quarter coins in a straight row. The total length of 10 quarter coins is around 9.55 inches.
8. Envelope (11 size)
You can find different sizes and designs of envelopes. The most common envelope among all is “11 size”. The 11-size envelope has the dimensions of 4.5 inches x 10 3/8 inches.
The enclosure measures 10 inches long or slightly longer. Therefore, you can also use it.
9. Eleven Pound Sterling coins
You can use Pound Sterling coins to measure something 10 inches if you are in Canada. The diameter of a single Pound Sterling coin is 0.92 inches. If you line up 11 Pound Sterling coins in a straight row, they will measure 10.12 inches, which is almost 10 inches.
10. Ten Loonie coins
You can use loonie coin if you are in Canada. LA loonie coin is a one-dollar coin in Canadian currency that can be used to measure 10 inches. The diameter of a single loonie coin is 1.04 inches. If you line up 10 loonie coins straight in a row the total length will be 10.4 inches, which is a little larger than 10 inches.
So you can use 10 loonie coins to get an idea of 10 inches.