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    Hello all.

    I have 6,000 feet of pipe which has a cost of $3,400 per metre. Does anyone know how I could convert this so I can work out the price of this pipe in feet? Also, does anyone know if there is a difference between the length of a British foot and an American foot? Thanks in advance for your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by travellingscotsman View Post
    Hello all.

    I have 6,000 feet of pipe which has a cost of $3,400 per metre. Does anyone know how I could convert this so I can work out the price of this pipe in feet? Also, does anyone know if there is a difference between the length of a British foot and an American foot? Thanks in advance for your help
    1 foot = 0.3048 meters

    So 6000 feet = 6000 * 0.3048 metres !

    Thus the cost will be $ 3400*6000*0.3048

    I don't know for the difference between Am. foot and Eng. foot. Try to search on google
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    Thanks Moo.

    But where did you get the 3,040 from was it not 3.048? My final answer is $7,099 a foot is that right? Maths is not my strong point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by travellingscotsman View Post
    Hello all.
    I have 6,000 feet of pipe which has a cost of $3,400 per metre. Does anyone know how I could convert this so I can work out the price of this pipe in feet? Also, does anyone know if there is a difference between the length of a British foot and an American foot? Thanks in advance for your help
    The definition:
    1 yard = 0.9144 metre
    which means
    1 foot = 0.3048

    Roughly estimating you can see that 1 meter is about 1 yard,
    and
    1 foot is roughly 1/3 metre, thus your cost per foot will be about
    1/3 the cost of per metre.

    Once you know about what your looking for, you can plug in the exact values to get the precise results.

    6000 feet * 0.3048 metres/foot = 1828.8 metres.
    or
    $3400/metre * 0.3048 metres/foot will give the $/foot.

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    There is no difference between the American foot and the British foot.
    The big difference occurs with measuring land -- not objects nor material such as pipe.

    The original mile markers were set by using the survey foot, and thus land was measured the the survey foot.

    The only time you need be concerned with the difference between the international definition of the foot and the survey foot is when checking or verifying legacy measurements of distances (or area). This is not a trivial matter. The difference is very important -- when you are dealing with land.

    There is a very slight difference between the survey foot and the SI defined foot -- if interested then google it.
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    Smile feet and metres again

    Hello all.

    I posted a question yesterday to which I got a very good response, however, I still can not work it out. Basically I am trying to find the cost of 6000 feet of pipe when it has a value of $3,400 USD a metre. So to clarify I need the cost in feet - I know that one foot is 0.3048 of a metre but its the other bits that I am not so sure about. Thank you in advance for all help received
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    Hello all.
    I posted a question yesterday to which I got a very good response, however, I still can not work it out. Basically I am trying to find the cost of 6000 feet of pipe when it has a value of $3,400 USD a metre. So to clarify I need the cost in feet - I know that one foot is 0.3048 of a metre but its the other bits that I am not so sure about. Thank you in advance for all help received .
    Moo, actually gave you the answer:
    Quote Originally Posted by Moo View Post
    Hello,
    ... the cost will be $ 3400*6000*0.3048 ...
    $3400 per metre * 6000 feet * 0.3048 feet per metre ==
    3400 * 6000 * 0.3048 == THE TOTAL COST IN DOLLARS.

    If you know the total cost, and you know the length,
    you should be able to determine the cost per unit.

    BTW: a sixth grader I know (12 years of age) looked at this and without using a calculator,
    stated, "that's about six million. Wow, $1000 a foot for pipe!"
    You have to realize he was doing rough estimates mentally. He was close enough to know what the true answers should look like.

    From that above you should also.
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    Dear all.

    I understand that 6,000 ft of pipe is six million USD, I do apologise if I didn't understnad but I got confused when I got to $6 million because I was looking for the price per foot and not the price of the full 6,000 feet. Anyway, I just wanted to say that so I didn't come across as completly ignorant as my messages might have seemed.

    Sorry and thanks very much
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