# Inch – Definition with Examples

## What is an Inch?

An inch can be defined as a unit of length in the customary system of measurement. Length in inches is either represented by in or ‘’. For instance, 5 inches can be written as 16 in or 16’’.

An inch is equal to

yard and

of a foot
An inch in metric system is exactly 2.54 cms.

There are two half inches and four quarter inches in one whole inch.

## Let’s sing!

Length of the old tree so tall,
Or the height of the broken wall,
Or the length of a ribbon so small.
With an inch of tape, we measure them all!

## Let’s do it!

Give your child sticks, straws, and ribbons of different measures. Ask them to use the ruler correctly and note the length of each in inches. Explain how much a quarter or half-inch measures.