Definition:Mile

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Definition

There are a number of definitions for the mile.


International Mile

\(\displaystyle \) \(\) \(\displaystyle 1\) (international) mile
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 8\) furlongs
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 80\) chains
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 320\) rods, poles or perches
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 1760\) yards
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 1609 \cdotp 344\) metres (exactly)


Nautical Mile

\(\displaystyle \) \(\) \(\displaystyle 1\) nautical mile
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 1852\) metres (by definition)
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 10\) cables
\(\displaystyle \) \(\approx\) \(\displaystyle 6076\) feet
\(\displaystyle \) \(\approx\) \(\displaystyle 1 \cdotp 151\) (international) mile


Admiralty Mile

\(\displaystyle \) \(\) \(\displaystyle 1\) admiralty mile
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 6080\) feet (by definition)
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle 1853 \cdotp 184\) metres
\(\displaystyle \) \(\approx\) \(\displaystyle 1 \cdotp 1515\) (international) mile