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How long is 47 inches?

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It's about two-thirds as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 47 inches is 0.6670 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 1.50 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 70.50 inches in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.
It's about one-and-a-half times as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Man's Footstep is 0.670 times 47 inches.
(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
According to studies by The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the average length of a man's step is 31 inches, for an average stride (two-step's length) of 62 inches. The average person walks at a speed of about 1.3 m/s
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.670 times 47 inches.
(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 32 inches. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.
It's about three-fifths as long as a Full Size Bed.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.62670 times the length of a Full Size Bed, and the length of a Full Size Bed is 1.5960 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Full-Size mattress measures 75 inches from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about three-fifths as long as a Twin Size bed.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.62670 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 1.5960 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Twin-Size mattress measures 75 inches from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.5970 times the height of Michael Jordan, and the height of Michael Jordan is 1.680 times that amount.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
Michael Jordan is 78 inches tall. While a sophomore in high school, Jordan was about 7.870 inches shorter and was denied the opportunity to play on the varsity team, supposedly because his coach considered him too short.
It's about three-fifths as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.58750 times the length of a Queen Size Bed, and the length of a Queen Size Bed is 1.7020 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A Queen-Size mattress measures 80 inches from head to foot. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m (49 sq. ft) for those in positions of wealth or power.