›› Convert chinese inch to span

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How many chinese inch in 1 span? The answer is 6.858.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 30 chinese inch, or 4.3744531933508 span.
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›› Quick conversion chart of chinese inch to span

1 chinese inch to span = 0.14582 span

5 chinese inch to span = 0.72908 span

10 chinese inch to span = 1.45815 span

20 chinese inch to span = 2.9163 span

30 chinese inch to span = 4.37445 span

40 chinese inch to span = 5.8326 span

50 chinese inch to span = 7.29076 span

75 chinese inch to span = 10.93613 span

100 chinese inch to span = 14.58151 span

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›› Definition: Chinese inch

The cun (Chinese: 寸; pinyin: cùn; Wade-Giles: ts'un) is a traditional Chinese unit of length. Its traditional measure is the width of a person's thumb at the knuckle, whereas the width of the two forefingers denotes 1.5 cun and the width of all fingers side-by-side is three cuns. In this sense it continues to be used to chart acupuncture points on the human body in various uses of traditional Chinese medicine.

The cun was part of a larger system, and represented one-tenth of a chi (Chinese foot). In time the lengths were standardized, and in Hong Kong, using the traditional standard, it measures ~3.715 cm (~1.463 in). In the twentieth century in the Republic of China, the lengths were standardized to fit with the metric system, and in current usage in China and Taiwan it measures 31⁄3 cm (~1.312 in).

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