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How do you convert feet into linear feet?

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Assuming a distance is measured in a straight line in feet, the number of feet equals the number of linear feet. If the number of feet traveled is not in a straight line, measure the straight-line distance in feet from start point to end point to determine linear feet.

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  1. Determine the number of feet from the start point to end point in a straight line

    Take the number of feet you want to convert to linear feet. Measure the number of feet from start to end in a straight line, if it is a physical measurement. For a math or science problem, the number of feet should be provided.

  2. Understand that no numeric conversion is required

    Feet and linear feet are measurements that are equivalent terms when feet are measured in a straight line. You do not need to multiply the number of feet by any number to convert it to linear feet.

  3. Change the unit from feet to linear feet

    Take the number of feet you have in a straight-line distance, and rewrite this number as the number of linear feet. For example, if you have 10 feet, this is equivalent to 10 linear feet.

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