Number 12 in Measurements

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The number of inches in a foot.

U.S. customary units for linear measures: 1 mile = 8 furlongs = 320 rods = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet = 63,360 inches.

 

A board foot (fbm), used for lumber, is 144 cubic inches (= 12 inch×12 inch×1 inch).

 

The number of troy ounces in a troy pound.

Units for precious metals weight measures: 1 troy pound = 12 troy ounces = 240 pennyweights = 5760 grains = 373 g (grams).

 

1 pound apothecaries = 12 ounces apothecaries = 96 drams apothecaries = 288 scruples = 5760 grains.

 

A dozen is 12.  A baker’s dozen is traditionally 13.

 

The time (hours) that the hour hand rotates one full cycle (revolution) on a mechanical clock or watch.

 

A popular volume (fluid ounces or 355 milliliters) of a soft drink can or bottle.

 

The 12 o’clock direction is straight ahead.

 

The number of points in one pica.

Point is a unit used in printing for measuring type/font size (the height of capital letters).

Pica is a unit used in printing for measuring column width: 1 inch = 6 picas = 72 points.