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Apr 15, 2012

I have to make a excel document in which I have length and width in feet and inch format.

E.g. 10.01 in which 10 is feet and .01 is inch

I have all the length and width values in the above format. And what I want to do is convert the inch value (10.01) to feet value (.01=.08 feet) .

Just like the calculator here does.. [URL] ........

...and so on...

Here is table of conversions from inches to decimal feet. But I don't know how to get a formula for this in excel...????

Inch Decimal of a Foot
1 inch 0.0833
2 inches 0.167
3 inches 0.250
4 inches 0.333
5 inches 0.417
6 inches 0.500
7 inches 0.583
8 inches 0.667
9 inches 0.750
10 inches 0.833
11 inches 0.917
12 inches 1.000

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