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How long is 47 inches?

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It's about one-seven-hundredth as tall as Burj Dubai.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00144 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 694 times that amount.
(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 32,600 inches to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 22,700 inches on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 11,200 inches on the 78th floor.
It's about 700 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0014 times 47 inches.
(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.067 inches in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.001326 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 754.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 35,440 inches in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00126 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 794 times that amount.
(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 37,300 inches in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.00122 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 820 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 38,500 inches. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about 950 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 47 inches is 955 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00105 times that amount.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0492 inches. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 594 inches in height.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Navy Pier.
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 1,000 times 47 inches.
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 40,000 inches in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.