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 | ||||||||||
\(\displaystyle \) | \(\approx\) | \(\displaystyle 0 \cdotp 999 \, 363\) | admiralty (UK nautical) 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 |