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It's about 8,000 times as big as a Ballpoint Pen Tip.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 8,100 times the size of a Ballpoint Pen Tip, and the size of a Ballpoint Pen Tip is 0.00012 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Biro, a.k.a. ball pen, a.k.a. dot pen) (for medium tip)
The most common size of ballpoint pen — a medium-tip — measures 0.0011 square inches. A typical ballpoint pen can write more than 8,500 m (28,000 ft) before running out of ink.
It's about one-forty-five-thousandth as big as a Tennis court.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.0000216395610 times the size of a Tennis court, and the size of a Tennis court is 46,211.6580 times that amount.
(per ITF specification; for doubles)
Per International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis 2009, a doubles tennis court should measure 23.7744 m long by 10.9728 m, for a total area of about 404,178.810 square inches. Courts may be surfaced with crushed red stone, shale, brick, hard-soil grass, or asphalt.
It's about one-sixty-five-thousandth as big as an IMAX screen.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.000015940 times the size of an IMAX screen, and the size of an IMAX screen is 62,740 times that amount.
(standard)
An IMAX movie theater screen measures 22 m (72 ft) by 16 m (52 ft) for a total area of 549,000 square inches. Because the film used in an IMAX movie is more than eight times larger than regular film, the platters of a two-and-a-half hour feature film can weigh up to 250 kg (550 lbs).
It's about one-ninety-thousandth as big as a Basketball court.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.000011389669890 times the size of a Basketball court, and the size of a Basketball court is 87,798.857180 times that amount.
(per NBA regulation)
Per NBA rules , a basketball court should measure 29.5656 m long by 16.764 m wide, for a total area of 768,240 square inches. The first basketball game, held in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played on a court half the size of today's NBA standard and ended with a score of 1-0.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as big as Fort Knox.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.000004780 times the size of Fort Knox, and the size of Fort Knox is 209,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. the United States Bullion Depository, a.k.a. "Gold Vault") (Kentucky)
The United States Bullion Depository, commonly referred to by the metonym "Fort Knox" (in spite of the fact that the Depository is not located on the Fort proper), measures 32.0 m (105 ft) by 36.9 m (121 ft), for a total area of about 1,830,000 square inches. The Depository is most famous for housing the largest portion of the national gold reserve, but has also temporarily housed the original US Declaration of Independence, an original copy of the US Constitution, and other important documents, kept there for safe keeping during World War II.
It's about one-two-hundred-fifty-thousandth as big as a Hockey rink.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.000003721679220 times the size of a Hockey rink, and the size of a Hockey rink is 268,695.9140 times that amount.
(per NHL specification)
Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 2,351,089.250 square inches. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling.
It's about one-eight-hundred-thousandth as big as Bill Gates' Home.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.0000012620 times the size of Bill Gates' Home, and the size of Bill Gates' Home is 792,400 times that amount.
(Medina, Washington)
One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 6,935,000 square inches, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 356,500 square inches gym, a 139,500 square inches dining room, and a 294,500 square inches library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.