Posted by **cl** on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:57am.

Doing a units of measurement program don't know what the formula i need to use to convert the units? Also was wondering how do i get the answer to show at least 3 decimals places im getting to many numbers for my results? Should i declare them as a double or a long?

inch& = 0.0833

rod& = 16.5

yard& = 3

furlong& = 660

meter& = 3.2815

kilometer& = 3281.5

fathom& = 6

miles& = 5280

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**SraJMcGin**, Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:13am
Here's a site to convert just about anything. If it doesn't work, I have other sites:

1. http://www.onlineconversion.com/

Just in case:

2. (metric): http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html

3. (weights & measurements): http://www.convert-me.com/en/

Sra

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**SraJMcGin**, Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:15am
P.S. If there are too many decimals, could you convert the 3rd, depending upon the fourth (larger than .5)

3547 (355)

http://www.aaamath.com/dec.htm

(see "rounding decimals")

Sra

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**drwls**, Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:47pm
It is not clear from your question what the "&" is supposed to represent and what units you are converting TO. However, the numbers provide a clue

1 inch = 1/12 = 0.0833 feet

(to three figures)

1 rod = 16.5 feet

1 yard = 3 feet

1 furlong = 660 feet = 1/8 mile

1 meter = 3.2815 feet (to five figures)

1 kilometer = 3281.5 kilofeet

(I've never heard of kilofeet being used)

1 fathom = 6 feet

1 miles = 5280 feet

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