Tag: History of Meters – Millimeters

Converting Fractions to Inches and Millimeters

Egyptian Hieroglyphics first used fractions in 1800BC

Fractions – Hieroglyphics It is said that the Egyptians were using fractions in 1800 B.C. writing in hieroglyphics, using them in their payments and taxes. Inches, Yards The inch was originally the width of a man’s thumb. In the 14th century King Edward II of England ruled that 1 inch equaled 3 grains of barley…