The measurement of 4 feet can be described with several objects around us. Here we will take up examples that range from very small to big and thus we will cover several objects that are present around us.

Here are some of the most commonly seen objects that we can pick up as examples to describe the measurement of 4 feet. Some unique instances are also described to define and visualize the measurement of four feet. Let us explore these examples to understand the dimensions of four feet well.

1) Two-thirds the size of a side to side refrigerator

2) Two-thirds the length of a standard size bed

3) A Cat Tree

4) Height of a Seven-year-old kid

5) Dressers

6) Storage boxes

7) Four Rulers

8) Height of a Ice Hockey Net

9) Garden Fences

10) About 6 Cinder Blocks

## How Big is 4 feet?

How Big is 4 feet?** **4 Feet = 48 inches = 0.333333 Ft = 0.111111 Yard = 10.15998984 cm

## Common Things Compared to 4 feet

### 1) Two-thirds the size of a side to side refrigerator

Here is a very common example that we can pick up to describe the height of four feet. We all need a refrigerator in our houses as a cooling device to keep the food fresh and the drinks cold in the hot summer months. The height of the side-to-side refrigerators is maintained constant. The standard size of the medium refrigerators is around 5.870 feet. Hence we can see that the measurement of four feet is ⅔ rd the size of the refrigerator used in our houses.

### 2) Two-thirds the length of a standard size bed

The length of the queen-sized bed is around 6.250 feet. The size of the bed varies from one manufacturing company to the others. However, length of a standard length is maintained for the size of the bed depending on the preference of the number of occupants. These beds have a length of 6.250 feet and hence if we compare it with 4 feet we will see that it is ⅔rd the size of the given dimension. Hence we have another example here for describing four feet long.

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### 3) A Cat Tree

A cat tree is a prop for the cats which you keep as pets. It is bought by the owners to enhance the comfort of the cats by allowing them to scratch against the post and sleep on them. These cat trees are also called cat condos in the market. These furry pets can lie on them and watch the scenery outside from the window and they measure up to the height of 4 feet. Personalized cat condos are available in the market according to the choice of material, color, etc. You can purchase these four feet cat posts for your little pets at home.

### 4) Height of a Seven-year-old kid

These are the growth years of the children and they show an increase in height, weight, and bone density. The kids of seven years are observed to be generally of the height of four feet. It is estimated and studied by doctors for several children of that age and their average height is noted to be 3.8 – 4.2 feet. It is also studied and proven that kids between the age of six to twelve grow about 2.5 inches every year. A healthy kid will show a progressive growth rate.

### 5) Dressers

The dressers are small drawers that are used for storing material and clothes, small trinkets, and items of need. The dressers are made of different materials and this furniture always comes in handy when you are running short of space and have a lot of items to store. Generally, the height of the dresser is about 4 feet in height from the ground and displayed in the bedroom to suit the theme of home decor. Thus we can take up the example of furniture to visualize the height of four feet and explain it well.

### 6) Storage boxes

The storage boxes are utilized to keep excess products and save space in the house. These boxes are made of wood, etc, and are quite sturdy. The shape of the storage boxes may vary however the standard size of the boxes is around 4 feet. Hence we have another suitable example here to describe the height which is around four feet. The storage boxes are useful for describing the height of four feet and help you to visualize it well. Hence here we have another instance to compare with four feet and define it well.

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### 7) Four Rulers

The size of the common ruler that is used in schools is 12 inches or a foot. Hence if you can align four such rulers in a straight line then you will get the measurement of 48 inches or in other words, the length of 4 feet. Here is an example that we can pick to describe very easily what a length of four feet actually looks like in real life. This is a very good example that we can pick to describe the size and visualize well with a suitable example present around us.

### 8) Height of a Ice Hockey Net

The hockey players are aware of what we are talking about. The balls are aimed into the hockey net that is placed at the edge of the ground. The general height of the hockey net is kept constant and it is around four feet. The measurement of four feet height can be easily observed if you visit a hockey match or a sports shop where various sports equipment is sold. Here is an example that we can take to describe the height of four feet with suitable examples around us to visualize the example easily.

### 9) Garden Fences

Garden fences are required for keeping away grazing animals from eating away the plants. The garden fences are useful for acting as a protective boundary and safeguarding the space against prowlers. Hence here we have an example to describe the height of four feet in the garden fences.

### 10) About 6 Cinder Blocks

The cinder boxes are made with concrete and have a rectangular shape. These blocks of the rectangle are hollow from the center and have a dimension of 8 x 8 x 16 inches. Hence if you pile up six such boxes then you will get a height of four feet.

## Unusual Things Compared to 4 feet

### 1) About 650,000 times the size of Mitochondria

Mitochondria is the cell organelle which is often called the powerhouse of the cell. It breakdowns complex substances to produce ATP, such that the entire organism can perform well. We know that cells are structural and functional units of life and very small to detect with naked eyes.

Now imagine how small are mitochondria residing inside the cells. The size of mitochondria is measured as 0.000006170 feet and thus the measurement of 4 feet is 650000 times the size of the respective cell organelle. This is a very unconventional example that we have taken up.

### 2) 0.0000005 times the Colorado river

The Colorado river originated from the Gulf of California, it is a very long river that measures up to a distance of 7,640,000 feet. Hence we see that the measurement of 4 feet is very small compared to the length of the gigantic river.

Now the length of 4 feet is estimated to be 0.0000005 times the size of the famous Colorado river from California. You can use the map to see the entire course of the river and estimate how long it is. Here we have calculated and compared the length of 4 feet with the length of a physical feature on earth.

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### 3) 0.0000005 times the Danube

We all have heard about the Great Danube. It has a length of 9,350,000 feet and courses through the region of the Danube Delta, Romania. It begins from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany and flows continuously through the Delta. Hence the measurement of four feet is about 0.0000005 times the size of the Danube which is so long. Hence here is another example that we draw between something so huge and measurement of four feet under discussion.

### 4) 0.0000009 times the length of the River Rhine

The Rhine River in the Netherlands is long and flows over a distance of 4,330,000 feet. Hence we see that the River Rhine is really very long 0.0000009 times the size of the measurement of 4 feet. The River Rhine is native to the region of Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Beautiful and swift, we have picked up the example of another river to describe the length of 4 feet which is in this case 0.000009 times the size of the river.

### 5) 0.0000004 times the Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail is a wagon road that runs parallel amidst the Prairies. Here we will compare the length of 4 feet with the length of the road to describe the measurement well. It is observed that the entire length of the road, that is the distance covered by the path, is 11,500,000 feet. Running between Missouri and Oregon City, the road was taken under consideration for comparison with the length of four feet. It is seen that the measurement of 4 feet is 0.0000004 times the length of the track laid between the two destinations.

### 6) 0.00000003 times the Mississippi River

We all have heard about the famous Mississippi River and studied it at school in Geography at some point in our lives. The length of the river coursing through the valley is about 12,360,000 feet. Hence we can see that the measurement of 4 feet is 0.0000003 times the length of the given river of Mississippi under discussion. It flows through Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana starting from Lake Itasca. Hence here is another example to compare the length of four feet with precision.

### 7) 0.0000003 times the distance between the city of Los Angeles and New York

If you have traveled between Los Angeles and New York then you must be knowing that it is a considerable distance between the two cities. The length of the road is 14,700,000 feet and the total length of four feet is 0.0000003 times the distance of the road. Here is another example that you can take to compare the length of 4 feet with a physical feature like the distance of a road. In this case, it is 0.0000003 times the size of 14,700,000 feet.

### 8) 0.0000002 times the Great Wall of China

The historic Great Wall of China is what we are talking about. The length of the massive structure is 20,530,000 feet. You have seen the long Great Wall of China in pictures, read about it in History Books, or can simply grab the map to see the boundaries and estimate the length. It is calculated that the measurement of 4 feet is 0.0000002 times the length of 20,530,000 feet distance covered by the massive structure. Thus here we are comparing the length of four feet with a historic structure to determine its smallness.

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### 9) 0.0000002 times the Amazon River

The Great Amazon River is a gem of the world. The river flows from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru to near Marajó, Brazil. The length of the Amazon River can be compared with the measurement of 4 feet to estimate the length. We see that the measurement of four feet is 0.0000002 times the size of the Amazon River. Thus here we have another comparison that we can draw to describe the length of 4 feet and define it well.

### 10) About 800,000,000 times the size of a glucose molecule

Glucose is a constituent sugar that is synthesized by plants as a result of photosynthesis. Glucose molecules are naturally very tiny and their size is estimated to be 0.00000000490 feet. Hence you can see how small molecules are and it is impossible to see small molecules of microscopic size with naked eyes. Hence one shall be needing 800,000,000 times the size of the molecules to estimate the total measurement of four feet. In this respect, the measurement of four feet is very huge and considered significant in measurement.

- How Big is 4 feet?
- Common Things Compared to 4 feet
- Unusual Things Compared to 4 feet
- 1) About 650,000 times the size of Mitochondria
- 2) 0.0000005 times the Colorado river
- 3) 0.0000005 times the Danube
- 4) 0.0000009 times the length of the River Rhine
- 5) 0.0000004 times the Oregon Trail
- 6) 0.00000003 times the Mississippi River
- 7) 0.0000003 times the distance between the city of Los Angeles and New York
- 8) 0.0000002 times the Great Wall of China
- 9) 0.0000002 times the Amazon River
- 10) About 800,000,000 times the size of a glucose molecule

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