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What are the length and width measurements of a 50-inch television?

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The length and width of a 50-inch television depends on the space devoted to the bezel, but a 50-inch wide-screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio measures 43.58 inches wide and 24.51 inches high. A standard-width 4:3 aspect ratio screen measures 40 inches wide and 30 inches high.

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For other sizes of screens, the factors 0.8 and 0.6 can be applied to the diagonal length to determine the width and height of a standard screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. For wide screens with the 16:9 aspect ratio, the factors 0.87 and 0.49 are used. A typical bezel adds another 3 to 5 inches to the screen size.

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