8.5 Millimeter to Inch

Convert 8.5 (eight) Millimeters to Inches (mm to in) with our conversion calculator.

8.5 Millimeters to Inches equals 0.3346 in.

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Convert 8.5 Millimeters to Inches (mm to in) with our conversion calculator.

8.5 Millimeters to Inches equals 0.3346 in.

To convert millimeters (mm) to inches, we need to be aware of the conversion factor between the two units. One inch is officially defined as being equal to exactly 25.4 millimeters. Using this conversion factor, if we want to convert 8.5 mm to inches, we divide the number of millimeters by the conversion factor.

Therefore, the conversion of 8.5 mm to inches is calculated as follows: 8.5 mm รท 25.4 mm/inch = 0.334645669291 inches, which can be rounded to 0.335 inches for simplicity. The calculation essentially quantifies how many 25.4 mm segments fit into 8.5 mm, giving us the equivalent length in inches. This process allows us to easily convert between the metric system, commonly used around the world, and the imperial system, still in use in the United States and a few other regions.

Here are 7 items that are approximately 8.5 mm in length:

  • Pencil Diameter:
    The average pencil's diameter is about 8.5 mm, making it comfortable to hold for writing or drawing.

  • Standard USB Connector Width:
    The width of a standard USB-A connector is typically around 8.5 mm, fitting snugly into compatible ports.

  • Small Paperclip Length:
    A small-sized paperclip can measure around 8.5 mm in length, useful for organizing light paperwork.

  • Miniature Dice (side length):
    Some miniature gaming dice have sides that are 8.5 mm in length, designed for portable board games.

  • Smartphone Audio Jack Height:
    The height of a standard 3.5mm audio jack on a smartphone can be around 8.5 mm including its metallic case.

  • Large Grain of Rice:
    A large or long-grain variety of rice might measure close to 8.5 mm in length, illustrating how small the measurement is.

  • Diameter of Small Marbles:
    Smaller marbles used in games or as decorations often have a diameter of roughly 8.5 mm, perfect for rolling and collecting.