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How long is 47 inches?

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It's about 950 times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 47 inches is 955 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.0011 times that amount.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0492 inches. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 594 inches in height.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00 times the length of The Navy Pier, and the length of The Navy Pier is 1,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 40,000 inches in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about one-one-thousandth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00 times the height of The Three Sisters Falls, and the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 1,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 40,000 inches in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 47 inches is 0.000624668 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1,600.851 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 75,240 inches. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00059343 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1,685.11 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 79,200 inches. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 47 inches is 0.000532 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1,879 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 88,310 inches in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as The Belmont Stakes
In other words, 47 inches is 0.000494529 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 2,022.128 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 95,040 inches. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 2,976 inches