## What are the measurement lines on a ruler?

The markings on a standard ruler represent the fractions of an inch. The markings on a ruler from the start to the 1″ mark are: 1⁄16“, 1⁄8“, 3⁄16“, 1⁄4“, 5⁄16“, 3⁄8“, 7⁄16“, 1⁄2“, 9⁄16“, 5⁄8“, 11⁄16“, 3⁄4“, 13⁄16“, 7⁄8“, 15⁄16“, and 1”.

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## What are the small marks on a ruler?

The long hash marks under which numbers are written on the ruler denote centimeters. A millimeter is even smaller than a centimeter. The smaller hash marks between each centimeter represent millimeters. 10-millimeter hash marks make 1 centimeter.

**What are the small lines on an inch ruler?**

The 1/8 of an inch marks are the smaller marks found directly in between the 1/4 of an inch marks on the ruler. Between 0 and 1 inch, there are marks that denote 1/8, 1/4 (or 2/8), 3/8, 1/2 (or 4/8), 5/8, 6/8 (or 3/4), 7/8, and 1 (or 8/8) of an inch.

### What are the notches between inches?

The lines at the inch numbers are the longest lines along the edge of the ruler. Halfway between each inch line is a slightly shorter line indicating the half-inch point between each inch. Each half inch has lines dividing it in half to indicate each quarter-inch point between each inch.

### What comes first length or width?

When measuring windows, the width is taken first, followed by the height. When describing the dimensions of a painting on canvas, however, the height comes first, followed by the breadth. Length is the word used when talking about people. Length of hair is the most common phrase used to describe the style of hair.

**What are the small lines between inches on a ruler?**

Each inch is divided into 16 lines, meaning that the space between each line is 1/16 inch long—this is the smallest length you can measure with a ruler. (Note that some rulers only go down to 1/8 inch lines, whereas others go down to 1/32 inch lines.)

## What are the markings on a ruler called?

“Hatch mark” is the name given to a mark on a ruler. Hatch marks are also known as hash marks. Hatch marks mark distance values on the ruler and notify you every unit of distance moved along a straight line.