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

1 Answer
Apr 18, 2016

Answer:

#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*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 xx 10 xx 22 xx 3 = 5280# feet.