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How long is 47 inches?

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It's about one-one-thousandth as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
In other words, the height of The Three Sisters Falls is 1,000 times 47 inches.
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 40,000 inches in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0006246677 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1,600.8510 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 75,240 inches. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.000593434 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1,685.110 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 79,200 inches. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0005322 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1,879 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 88,310 inches in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0004945286 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 2,022.1280 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 95,040 inches. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 2,976 inches
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0004816 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 2,076 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 97,600 inches in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 3,600 inches and 4,788 inches) in the world, having a height of 3,819 inches.
It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 3,000 times 47 inches.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 100,000 inches. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.