# Converting feet (in decimals, transit output) into English Ft.-inches

Posted by Wyg on September 10, 2000 6:34 PM

The measuring stick of a surveying transit for (landscape) grading of ground is measured in "decimal" units of feet, inches 0-9, tenths of an inch.

Example 5,3,6 is 5 ft., 3 inches, 6/10ths of an inch.

Is there a formula or a lookup table for easy calculation into English units of ft-in-1/16"?

Also is there a formula for calculating the differences between such numbers -- either within the decimal or within the English format?

I have dozens of such decimal readings to convert and subtract.

Thanks for any help.