How does the scale of an imperial vernier caliper work?

How does the scale of an imperial
vernier caliper work?

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Imperial vernier calipers have a main scale graduated in inches and tenths of inches. Each tenth of an inch is further subdivded into four increments, each of which is 0.025 inches long. Imperial vernier calipers have a main scale graduated in inches and tenths of inches.

Each tenth of an inch is further subdivded into four increments, each of which is 0.025 inches long.

The vernier scale of an imperial caliper has a measuring range of 0.025 inches, and is graduated in 25 increments. Therefore, each increment is equal to 0.001 inches (0.025 ÷ 25 = 0.001). This is the resolution of the caliper. The vernier scale of an imperial caliper has a measuring range of 0.025 inches, and is graduated in 25 increments.

Therefore, each increment is equal to 0.001 inches (0.025 ÷ 25 = 0.001).

This is the resolution of the caliper.

Wonkee Donkee says: 'Some vernier calipers allow the user to take measurements in both imperial and metric units. The scales of these calipers are graduated in mm along one edge and in inches along the other.'