# How Big Is 2 Inches: Compare With Common Objects

When you need to measure something but you don't have a ruler or measuring tape, it could be irritating. That is when knowing the measurements of some common things comes in handy — reference obects for two-inch, for example.

Without a ruler, measuring the sizes in inches or similar is quite difficult. But in such cases, we can adopt some alternative ways to get our work done. One is by comparing how big two inches are on our hand, and the other is by comparing with other objects. In the below section, we’ll discuss these two in brief.

## How Big is 2 inches?

2 inches is 1/10th of a foot or 0.17 ft. Now if you convert 2in to mm, you get 50.8mm.. You can find it using inches to mm conversion calculator.

Apart from foot and mm or cm, we can also convert inches to yard. However, yard is a much larger unit than inches. To be exact, 0.06 yards.

2in = 0.17 ft = 50.8mm = 5.08 cm = 0.0508m = 0.06 yards

## How Big Is 2 Inches On Your Hand?

**Two inches in the metric system is exactly 5.08 centimeters. **You can use our converter for this. And the length of our thumb is equivalent to 2 inches as well. Compared with our hand, two inches will be equal to our thumb!

Also, the length of the first joint of our index finger is approximately 1 inch. To get an average size of two inches, use your index finger. Counting two joints will give a value of 2 inches. This is almost the same for most people. So you can use either your thumb or your index finger to estimate two inches value.

## How Big Is 2 Inches When Compared with Other Objects?

Another way to understand how big is two inches, we can take some common things around us as examples. There are so many objects around us that are 2 inches long. Let's have a look at some of them.

- The length of a matchstick
- Diameter of two US quarters
- Length of two small paperclips
- Height of a credit card
- Height of a business card
- Height of two hockey pucks
- Height of AA battery
- Length of an eraser
- A BIC mini lighter

### 1. The Length of A Matchstick

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To begin, a matchstick will be a good example to compare with. Matchsticks are one of those common household objects that we need every day. These are easily accessible. **An average-size matchstick measures around 2 to 2.25 inches in length, most of the time it's 2 inches long. **So if you need to compare 2-inch lengths, take a matchstick, and there you go!

### 2. Diameter of Two US Quarters

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Another item is to think a 2-inch length is a quarter. **Each quarter's coin measures around one inch in diameter, 0.955 to be exact. **So if you want to know how long two inches are, line up 2 quarters touching each other at the edge.

As quarters are round objects, the length from one coin's edge to the other coin's edge will be the maximum length and almost two inches long.

### 3. Length of Two Small Paperclips

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Paper clips are common in schools or offices, and used to bond paper and other documents. They come in a variety of sizes. The small size is only 1.1 inches in length. You can line up 2 paperclips straight and have the same length as 2 inches.

Also, there are larger paper clips that are 2 inches each. That will be a direct example to understand how big two inches are.

### 4. Height of A Credit Card

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**The standard dimensions of a credit card are 3.375×2.125 inches**. To compare how big two inches are, we can use the size of a credit card. Almost all credit cards have a standard dimension that allows them to fit into any cash machine worldwide. So next time you need to find a 2in reference use your credit card's width. It's almost 2 inches.

If a credit card is unavailable, you can also compare a debit card.

### 5. Height of Business Card

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Like credit or debit cards, another example can be a business card. S**tandard printed business cards are 3.5x2 inches. **Meaning the height, or you can say the width, of the card is 2 inches long. So, to estimate how big 2 inches are, you can compare the height of your business card.

### 6. Height of Two Hockey Pucks

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Two inches will be double the thickness of a standard hockey puck. **The height (thickness) of a standard hockey puck is 1 inch.** We can put two hockey pucks on top of each other to get two inches in length.

### 7. Height of an AA Battery

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The height of an AA battery can be used for two inches. Batteries are available in various sizes and shapes. The AA battery is just one of them which is a very common household item. These are 1.97 inches long. So compared to two inches, an AA battery is almost the same. Read more about battery sizes.

### 8. Length of an Eraser

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The length of an eraser will be approximately two inches. As there is no standard size for erasers, different brands have different sizes of erasers. **But on average, a typical eraser will measure somewhere around 2 inches in length. **

This one is also a very accessible object and is a great reference to something exactly two inches long.

### 9. A BIC Mini Lighter

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Other common objects to compare 2 inches are BIC mini lighters. BIC Lighters are standard quality lighters. It is one of America's best-selling lighters too. The BIC Mini pocket lighter is convenient and portable due to its small size. They are also available in a variety of other sizes and colors.

**A mini BIC lighter is a little over 2 inches tall (2.44 in to be precise)**. These lighters are quite shorter than standard lighters. These are common household objects to access easily.

## Conclusion

There are many other things to compare with a two inches length. The above examples are just a few of them. To comprehend how big two inches are you can use these mentioned common objects when there is no ruler nearby.