# 4.1.8: Measurement of Length to a Fraction of an Inch

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## Measurement of Distance

Have you ever stood at one end of a road and wondered how far it was to the other end of it? If you have ever asked this question on a road or in a field or on a trail, then you are working with distance. You can measure a distance in a lot of different ways - you can use miles, kilometers, feet or yards. Think back in time. Can you imagine crossing the plains in a covered wagon when you didn't know how far a distance you were going to travel? Now think about it today. You can use a map or the computer to calculate distances and that information makes a road trip today easy to manage.

Here are some additional resources that provide a more in-depth exploration of this topic.

### Additional Resources

PLIX Interactive: **What's in an Inch?**

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Practice: **Measurement of Length to a Fraction of an Inch**

Real World Application: **Inching Along**