The measurement of 7 inches is something that you would often require to visualize in your day-to-day. However, when you do not have a measuring tape in hand then estimating the length can be difficult. In such a situation you can make use of these comparisons where we find objects that show a similar measurement of seven inches.

## How long is 7 inches?

** How big is 7 inches? **7 inches = 17.78 cm or 7 inches = 0.583333 ft or 7 inches = 0.1777998984 meter

## 7 inches compared to common objects

Let us check out some of these examples that are effective in comparing the length of seven inches. These examples you can cite to describe the measurement of seven inches and explain it well with suitable examples.

### 1) iPad Mini 2012

We all must have come across an iPad device at a certain point in our lives. Sometimes you must have seen it displayed in an electronic store or you must at least see an advertisement for the device on television. This iPad is manufactured by different companies and they are generally of the size 9 inches. The iPad mini was launched by Apple in the year 2012 and was the size 7.9 inches. Hence this is an example that we can take to describe the length of 7 inches. Since the length of this device is 7.9 inches the dimension is quite close to 7 inches for description.

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### 2) Pair of Scissors

We need the usage of scissors in school, office, or at home. These pairs of scissors are an essential tool in the stationery box and are required to cut different objects. The standard size of the small scissors is about 4 to 5 inches while the larger ones can range up to the size of eight inches. Thus we can take up the example of the standard pair of scissors which are about 7 inches in length and useful to cite as an example for describing the length of 7 inches.

### 3) 2 Credit cards

We are aware of the standard credit cards and the visa cards that are provided by the banks and have seen their sizes. The dimension of these cards is about 3.375 inches long and 2.125 inches wide. Hence if we can align two such credit cards in a line along their length axis then we will be able to add up to the length of 6.75 inches which is very close to seven inches and thus a good example that we can cite.

### 4) Pencil

The pencils that we can buy in the stationary stores are manufactured in a standard size and length. These pencils, if you can measure before sharpening, exhibit a length of 7 inches. This is quite a useful example that we can use since pencils are available everywhere around us. These pencils are a very common example and always a good way to estimate what exactly seven inches look like. Take a measuring scale and you will be able to measure the length of seven inches without any inconvenience to describe with a suitable example.

### 5) 5 Toothpicks

We all must have used toothpicks after a meaty diet and they are very thin pieces of wood, or plastic that are made to pull out fibers and food that is stuck in your mouth. These toothpicks are of different lengths although generally, they measure up to standard 5 cm or 1.96 inches long size. Thus you shall be needing about five such pieces to add up to the length close enough to 7 inches. Whether made of metal, plastic, or wood, these sizes are standardized and thus you can cite them as an effective example of objects that can exhibit the length of seven inches.

### 6) 4 Golf Balls

If you are a fan of golf then you must have seen the golf balls many times. Even if you have not played the game, you must have watched it being played. These golf balls can be used for example to describe the length of seven inches. The standard diameter of the golf balls is 1.68 inches in diameter. Thus if you can align four such golf balls in a line then you will be able to estimate the length of 7 inches with the help of diameter.

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### 7) Crayon Pencils

Stay in pencils are used by toddlers for coloring and these are vibrantly pigmented wax sticks which are usually made up to the size of 3.5 inches. Thus if you can arrange any two such crayon pencils and align them in a line then you will get the measurement of seven inches. Crayon pencils are thus a good example that you can cite to describe the length of seven inches without any problem as you can easily get your hands on the crayon pieces and use them as a brilliant example to describe the length effectively.

### 8) 10 Dimes

You must have seen a dime if you are a resident of the USA. These ten-cent coins are actually of the value of 1/10th of the dollar coins and a useful example of that we can cite to describe the length of 7 inches. The diameter is about 0.705 inches in diameter and 1.35 millimeters thick. Hence if you have ten such dimes in your pocket then you can align them in a line and the total measurement will be 7 inches. The point of the beginning and end of the row of dimes can be joined by a straight line and you can measure it with a scale of 7 inches.

### 9) Butter knife

A butter knife is commonly used for spreading jam or jelly or butter on toast. These butter knives are a good example that we can cite to describe the length of seven inches. The butter knives are about the measurement of 5 to 7 inches. Thus we can use this as a suitable example to describe the length of seven inches with a suitable example. A butter knife is thus a very effective example to visualise the given length of seven inches.

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### 10) Small toothbrush

The toothbrush the kids require is soft and smaller in size. These toothbrushes are manufactured by different companies and they have bristles softer than the ones used by adults. An approximate fixed length is maintained for the toothbrushes that are used by the kids and they are about the size of 7 inches. Thus you can use this as a suitable example to describe the given length of seven inches and visualize it well with an example that is commonly available around us. The toothbrushes for kids are thus an effective instance that we can cite.

### 11) Drill bit

If you pay a visit to the hardware store then you will be able to observe what a drill bit looks like. These drill bits are tools that are required for drilling a hole in the walls or attaching a screw to a wooden surface. These drill bits can range from the size six inches to as long as eleven inches. You can visit the stores for the seven inches drill bits and see what exactly it looks like. Thus a seven-inch drill bit is an example of the measurement of seven inches and helps you to imagine the required dimension easily.

### 12) Candle

We need candles to decorate our houses or when there is an unexpected load shedding in the house. These long candles are available in different sizes and you can also find the seven inches ones in the local shops. These seven inches candles can be cited as a suitable example to describe the length of seven inches and visualize it well. The standard length of the long white candles is maintained at a height of seven inches and thus a very useful one to describe the given length.

### 13) 7 Paper clips

We all find the use of paper clips in offices, at school, or at home. These paper clips are also available in different shapes and sizes but the standard colorful ones are usually one or two inches. If we take 7 such small one-inch paper clips and align them in a row then you will be able to estimate the length of seven inches. A paper clip thus comes in handy to describe the measurement of seven inches with commonly available objects around us to take up as suitable examples.

### 14) Stretched out the Bracelet

We all fancy wearing different bracelets on different occasions. These bracelets when unclasped and stretched out will show a measurement of seven inches. Thus the standard size of the bracelet is useful for describing the length of seven inches and describing it well with this example.

### 15) 2 Softballs

The diameter of the softball that is usually manufactured in the market is about 3.8 inches. Thus you shall be requiring two such balls in a line and their additive diameter will be around 7 inches and help you to visualize the measurement effectively with this example.

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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