Miles to Chains (mile to ch)

Miles to Chains (mile to ch) conversion calculator

Chains to Miles (Swap units)

1mi = 79.99987ch

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Miles to Chains calculation

Chains = Miles * 79.99987125

Chains = 1 * 79.99987125244

Chains = 79.99987

Miles to Chains formula

Chains = Miles * 79.99987125

 

How do I convert miles to chains?

Converting miles to chains is a relatively straightforward process. Both miles and chains are units of length commonly used in land surveying and mapping. A chain is equal to 66 feet or 22 yards, while a mile is equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards. To convert miles to chains, you simply need to multiply the number of miles by the conversion factor of 80.

For example, let's say you have a distance of 2 miles that you want to convert to chains. You would multiply 2 miles by 80, which equals 160 chains. Therefore, 2 miles is equal to 160 chains.

If you have a decimal value for miles, you can still convert it to chains using the same method. For instance, if you have 1.5 miles, you would multiply 1.5 by 80 to get 120 chains. So, 1.5 miles is equal to 120 chains.

For a specific example, you can simply type in the miles amount into our Mile to Chains calculator and it will show the step by step working underneath the result.

What is a mile?

A mile is a unit of length commonly used in the United States and some other countries. It is equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards. The word "mile" is derived from the Latin word "mille," meaning thousand, as it originally represented the distance covered in 1,000 paces by a Roman legionary.

A mile is equivalent to 1760yds or 5280ft.

The mile is commonly used in the United States for measuring long distances, such as road distances and race distances. It is also used in the aviation and maritime industries for navigation purposes. However, in most other countries, the metric system is used, and the kilometer is the preferred unit for measuring long distances.

What is a chain?

The chain is a unit of length measurement commonly used in surveying and land measurement. It is primarily used in countries that follow the imperial system of measurement, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. One chain is equal to 66 feet or 20.1168 meters. It is further divided into 100 links, with each link measuring 0.66 feet or 7.92 inches.

The chain was historically used for measuring large areas of land, such as farms or estates. Surveyors would use chains to measure distances between points and establish boundaries. The use of chains allowed for more accurate measurements compared to other methods available at the time. Today, the chain is still used in some specialized fields, such as civil engineering and land surveying, although it has been largely replaced by more modern and precise measurement tools like GPS.

Why might I want to convert miles to chains?

Converting miles to chains may not be a common conversion that most people encounter in their day-to-day lives. However, there are certain situations where this conversion can be useful. Chains are a unit of measurement commonly used in land surveying and mapping. They are particularly helpful in measuring large areas of land, such as farms, estates, or even entire countries.

One scenario where converting miles to chains can be beneficial is when dealing with land surveys or property boundaries. Land surveyors often use chains to measure distances between different points on a property. By converting miles to chains, they can easily determine the length of a boundary line or the area of a specific plot of land. This conversion allows for more precise measurements and helps ensure accurate land records.

Another situation where converting miles to chains can be advantageous is in historical research or studying old maps. Many older maps, especially those created before the widespread use of the metric system, often use chains as a unit of measurement. By converting miles to chains, researchers can better understand and interpret these historical documents, making it easier to compare distances and locations with modern maps.

While converting miles to chains may not be a conversion that the average person needs on a regular basis, it is a valuable tool for professionals in fields such as land surveying, mapping, and historical research. Understanding this conversion can help ensure accurate measurements and facilitate the interpretation of historical data.

 

Miles to Chains table

Starting value
Increment
Accuracy
Miles
Chains
0mi
0.00000ch
1mi
79.99987ch
2mi
159.99974ch
3mi
239.99961ch
4mi
319.99949ch
5mi
399.99936ch
6mi
479.99923ch
7mi
559.99910ch
8mi
639.99897ch
9mi
719.99884ch
10mi
799.99871ch
11mi
879.99858ch
12mi
959.99846ch
13mi
1,039.99833ch
14mi
1,119.99820ch
15mi
1,199.99807ch
16mi
1,279.99794ch
17mi
1,359.99781ch
18mi
1,439.99768ch
19mi
1,519.99755ch
Miles
Chains
20mi
1,599.99743ch
21mi
1,679.99730ch
22mi
1,759.99717ch
23mi
1,839.99704ch
24mi
1,919.99691ch
25mi
1,999.99678ch
26mi
2,079.99665ch
27mi
2,159.99652ch
28mi
2,239.99640ch
29mi
2,319.99627ch
30mi
2,399.99614ch
31mi
2,479.99601ch
32mi
2,559.99588ch
33mi
2,639.99575ch
34mi
2,719.99562ch
35mi
2,799.99549ch
36mi
2,879.99537ch
37mi
2,959.99524ch
38mi
3,039.99511ch
39mi
3,119.99498ch
Miles
Chains
40mi
3,199.99485ch
41mi
3,279.99472ch
42mi
3,359.99459ch
43mi
3,439.99446ch
44mi
3,519.99434ch
45mi
3,599.99421ch
46mi
3,679.99408ch
47mi
3,759.99395ch
48mi
3,839.99382ch
49mi
3,919.99369ch
50mi
3,999.99356ch
51mi
4,079.99343ch
52mi
4,159.99331ch
53mi
4,239.99318ch
54mi
4,319.99305ch
55mi
4,399.99292ch
56mi
4,479.99279ch
57mi
4,559.99266ch
58mi
4,639.99253ch
59mi
4,719.99240ch
Miles
Chains
60mi
4,799.99228ch
61mi
4,879.99215ch
62mi
4,959.99202ch
63mi
5,039.99189ch
64mi
5,119.99176ch
65mi
5,199.99163ch
66mi
5,279.99150ch
67mi
5,359.99137ch
68mi
5,439.99125ch
69mi
5,519.99112ch
70mi
5,599.99099ch
71mi
5,679.99086ch
72mi
5,759.99073ch
73mi
5,839.99060ch
74mi
5,919.99047ch
75mi
5,999.99034ch
76mi
6,079.99022ch
77mi
6,159.99009ch
78mi
6,239.98996ch
79mi
6,319.98983ch