# How do you find out how many feet are in a mile?

Apr 18, 2016

$5280$ feet

#### Explanation:

I usually start from the number of yards in a mile and multiply by $3$

There are $1760$ yards in a mile and $3$ feet in a yard.

So there are $1760 \cdot 3 = 5280$ feet in a mile.

You can break it down into the traditional units making up a mile as follows:

• One mile is $8$ furlongs

• One furlong is $10$ chains

• One chain is $22$ yards

• One yard is $3$ feet

So one mile is $8 \times 10 \times 22 \times 3 = 5280$ feet.