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The term "Foot" came when someone measured a standard mans foot. Though it was said it was a king's foot, some feet are smaller or larger than then 12 inches. The term "inch" came from the Latin word uncio. The word uncio means, 1/12. And an inch is 1/12 of a foot. "Yard" came from middle English word meaning "rod or staff; yard measure". It is said that it was measured from a man's neck to his finger tips.

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The length of the Roman foot was based on the length of the human foot.

The length of an average male foot.

AnswerIt was based off of a 'Pes' about a humans foot.

The length of three hands.

The length of some king's foot, the inch was the width of his thumb, and a cubit was the length from his fingers to the inside of his elbow.

as he name says, it was based on a human foot

The American system of length is based on the foot. Inches(12) -->foot(3)---->yard

The length of a Roman foot, which was called a "pes", was based on the "unciae" which was the Roman inch. Twelve unciae equalled one Roman foot, just as in our measurements twelve inches equals one foot.

Legend says that the Greek unit of a foot was based on an actual measurement of Hercules' foot.

they based it on the length of two pies

it is a goat on an Egyptian summers day

This may sound very strange, but the answer is anyone's foot!

3 hands

In Roman times the length of a foot was called a pes. The pes consisted of 12 unicae. (like our 12 inches to a foot) So the Roman foot was based on the unica, just as our foot is based on the inch. However the length measurements of the Romans were slightly shorter than ours. That is, a unica = .97 of our inch and a pes = 11.6 inches instead of our 12 inches.

Early measurement units, such as the foot, were based on the size or length of a body part. For example, a foot was the approximate length of a man's foot. Over time, different people changed the exact measurement, such as kings making their feet the standard foot size. The Imperial measurement system (and now the US Customary system) defines a foot as 12 inches.

they didn't use the foot: it was the pace (distance of a step) and/or the cubit both about a half yard

The length of your foot should but not on everyone. The average person's foot measures up.

A square foot is a square with each side being 1 foot in length or 12 inches in length

A foot measures length, a square foot or ft2 measures area.an example of length: _________________an example of area:

A foot is linear, where a cubic foot is 3 dimensional. A cubic foot is a volume that is 1 foot wide, 1 foot in length, and 1 foot tall. A foot is a length in one direction.

It depends on the length of your foot.

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They are both the same; a linear foot is a length of 1 foot or 12 inches. The word 'linear' is usually omitted when referring to a length.

SD 16 female:Length of foot (flat): 6.7cmLength of foot (high heel): 7.5cm

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