As we all know an inch is the unit of measurement and is used for describing the length of different objects, a question might arise what is 4 inches long? If we use common objects to gauge how long is 4 inches the easier it is for us.

So instead of describing inches in terms of the metric system and how it is related to other units of measurement and metric systems, here are different examples of items around us that are helpful for us to perceive the qualification of 4 inches. Thus, we shall take the example of nine objects to understand the value of 4 inches long.

## Things that are 4 inches long

It is fascinating to know that we can also measure objects by comparing them to different other objects that are around us. If you have to explain what one means by 4 inches and you do not have any measuring tool around then these objects will help you to realize what is the length of 4 inches and how it is useful for understanding the size of 4 inches when we take up the example of various things around us. Let us quickly check them out.

### 1) Toilet Paper Rolls

The toilet paper rolls are a very different example and not always that we try this out with the toilet papers, but it is a very useful way of describing the length of 4 inches. These toilet paper rolls are 3.7 inches and the measurement is very close to 4 inches. Hence it will be easy for you to understand the specific length that we are trying to describe here. So the next time you come across a toilet paper roll, you must know whey we are talking about.

### 2) 2 Golf tees

The golf tees are also two inches in length and thus we can also visualize the normal length of a golf tee and then double them to estimate the true length of 4 inches. These golf tees are classic examples for you to perceive the measurement of 4 inches and understand the length with the help of these tees in golf which are standardized to the constant length of 2 inches each. Hence it is a useful example to explain the length of 4 inches when we are looking at objects around us that are 4 inches.

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### 3) Credit Card

Any standard credit card has a size of four inches in length. The credit card, visa card, or debit card of the banks are usually made up to 3.5 inches which is just a little 0.5 inches less than 4 inches. Hence by holding up a credit card you will be able to visualize the length of 4 inches.

Further, you may also note that standard business cards of certain associations and organizations have a card size of 2 inches and hence if you place two such cards adjacent to each other then you will be able to understand the length that we are trying to explain to you here.

### 4) Popsicle Sticks

The craft popsicle sticks that your kid uses for making various artistic products are also useful for estimating the length of 4 inches. These popsicles are about **4.45 inches** long and thus you will be able to estimate the approximate length of 4 inches in reality. The popsicle sticks which are used for the stick ice creams are a classic example.

### 5) Width of a Hand

You might also take the example of your body parts to estimate the length of 4 inches. In fact, in the ancient days, length was calculated with the help of the length of different body sizes, like the palms or the forelimb.

The palm of the adult human when outstretched is about 4 inches long and their thumb is about 1 inch. So you can also place the thumb against a certain object and calculate the length of 4 inches for perceiving the unit of length of this kind.

### 6) 4 Quarter Dollars

The quarter coins are usually the diameter of 1 inch. This is an effective means of calculating the length of 4 inches and to do so you have to focus on placing four of these quarter coins exactly next to each other.

The coins are exactly made in equal sizes and hence it is easy for you to understand the length of 4 inches in real life. It is a good example of perceiving 4 inches and understanding the length properly.

Since all the quarter coins are of equal length it is easy for you to perceive this. You may also note that the pennies are 0.75 in diameter and thus if you line 5 coins in a row you will be able to understand the length of 4 inches.

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### 7) 2 Baseballs are 4 inches long

We all have seen baseballs at a certain point in our life and it is to be noted that if you place such two baseballs in a line then you will be able to estimate the length of 4 inches. The sports equipment is usually made in a standard size and the baseballs are usually 2 inches each. In that case, if you place such two balls next to each other in a row you will be able to understand the length of 4 inches that we are trying to describe here

### 8) Business Envelope

The business envelopes are made in standard size by the manufacturers. These business envelopes are 4 inches long which are useful as examples to explain the length of 4 inches in real life. Sometimes these envelopes are made even longer for a dimension of 8 inches which makes it easier for you to estimate the length of 4 inches as well, as you only have to think about half the length of the envelope.

### 9) Paper Clips

We all must have seen paper clips at a certain point in our life. These paper clips that are usually found in offices and with students are 1 inch in length and once again you have to place these paper clips, precisely four of them, next to each other( adjacent) and you will be able to estimate 4 inches.

Similarly, there are also slightly larger paper clips and their dimension in length is about 2 inches. So if you align the two paper clips of 2 inches adjacent to each other along the length axis, you will be able to estimate the length of 4 inches

### 10) 4 inch Foam Sheet for sofas

You will often come across 4 inches long foam sheets for the sofa sets as you try to manufacture the sofas at your home. These foam sheets are sold according to the size and the length of the sheet and hence if you go to purchase the foam sheets for your couch, the seller will offer you the material according to the price which is based on the length in inches. Sometimes they are multicolored and you can purchase these four inches foam sheets from the shop or the online stores for the manufacture of the sofa set.

### 11) 4 inches Cake Mold

You can also purchase the four inches cake molds to estimate the length of four inches with the help of the items and their examples that are present around us. The cake molds are four inches in diameter and you will spot them in the cake baking shop or you may purchase one for yourself.

By diameter, we mean the double of the radius, or we can also say that it is the length from one edge to another through the center of the mold which will help you estimate the four inches length in reality.

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### 12) 4 inches diameter Cake

The cakes that are available in the shop are often made based on a certain dimension the diameter. If you observe the four inches diameter cake then you will see that the length of the cake from edge to edge can help you to understand the real length of the measurement of 4 inches.

Thus by observing the length of the diameter of a cake you will be able to observe and estimate the length of 4 inches and understand the dimensions well if you wish to see real-life examples of 4 inches objects.

### 13) 4 inches Exhaust fan

Exhaust fans are needed in the kitchen which are used for removing the excess smoke and dust from the kitchen. The exhaust fans come in different sizes and lengths of diameter. So the exhaust fans of 4 inches are available and you can come across one to understand the real length of 4 inches through the diameter of the fan.

A diameter of a circle is defined as the length from edge to edge passing through the center of the circle without a bend and in the case of these exhaust fans, the diameter is 4 inches.

Naomi is an educator with 2 decades of experience working with children of all ages. She is a keen observer of the magic and importance of Maths in our daily lives. Follow me on Linkedin