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How long is 78 inches?

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It's about as tall as Michael Jordan.
In other words, the height of Michael Jordan is 1.01 times 78 inches.
(1963-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Chicago Bulls)
It's about as long as a Queen Size Bed.
In other words, the length of a Queen Size Bed is 1.026 times 78 inches.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
It's about as long as a King Size Bed.
In other words, the length of a King Size Bed is 1.026 times 78 inches.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as a Full Size Bed.
In other words, 78 inches is 1.04 times the length of a Full Size Bed, and the length of a Full Size Bed is 0.9615 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as a Twin Size bed.
In other words, 78 inches is 1.04 times the length of a Twin Size bed, and the length of a Twin Size bed is 0.9615 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 one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side).
In other words, 78 inches is 1.11 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 0.901 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 70.5 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 nine-tenths as tall as Shaq.
In other words, the height of Shaq is 1.1 times 78 inches.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)