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Stair climbing

10/30/2007

Question:

How do I transfer flights of stairs climb to miles. I started climbing the stairs at work and would like to convert it to miles.

1 flight of stairs has 24 steps.

Answer:

The standard rise on most stairs is 17". 

24 steps x 17" = 408" per flight of stairs

1 mile = 63,360 inches

63,360/408 = 155 flights = 3,720 steps to get to a mile.

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Response by:

Jayme   Johnson, MS Jayme Johnson, MS
Program Manager
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati