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Most **tape** **measure** markings go as small as 1 ⁄ 16 ;". This **tape** divides one more time, down to 1 ⁄ 32 ". Back to top **How** **to** **Measure** Using a **Tape** **Measure** **Measure** **a** length. Put the end of the **measure** at one end of the item or space you want to **measure**. When the length stops, take a reading on the **tape** **measure**. Find the length. **In** order to make measurements easier to remember and record, each even tick mark is divided by two until it reaches its lowest common denominator. So, 2/16 is divisible by 2 down to 1/8, 6/16 to 3/8, 10/16 to 5/8 and 14/16 to 7/8. The next longest tick marks of 4/16 and 12/16 are each divisible by 2 twice down to 1/4 and 3/4. And finally 8/16. Web. Web. Web. Web. Here's **how** **to** **read** **a** **tape** **measure**: 1.Start with the nearest visible number. Next, determine which side of the "half" mark between the numbers your measurement sits on. Countdown or to the nearest fraction. 2.Read the **tape** **measure** recognizing that an inch is broken down into smaller units of **measure**. Web.

Web. Web. Web. Web. Web. Metric **tape** **measures** feature 10 marks to the centimeter. The smallest marks on a **tape** indicate one millimeter or 1/10th of a centimeter. The large, bold markings on a metric **tape** **measure** indicate centimeters. The long mark in the center indicates a half-centimeter. Web. Web. . Web.

If you have a metric **tape** **measure**, the numbers should be **read** like this: The large, numbered markings are centimeters.There is a smaller marking exactly halfway between the centimeters for ease of reading.The smallest markings are millimeters, or one tenth of a centimeter. Likewise, people ask,what is 1 **mm** on **a** **tape** **measure**?.

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