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How long is 0.0000900 ells?

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It's about as long as a Strand of Hair.
(average)
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.
It's about as tall as a sheet of Paper.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 0.0000900 ells thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.
It's about as tall as a Human hair, Strand of.
(average)
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.
It's about one-tenth as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 0.0000900 ells is 0.0823 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 12.20 times that amount.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.00109 ells. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 13.20 ells in height.
It's about fourteen times as long as a Red Blood Cell.
In other words, the length of a Red Blood Cell is 0.071 times 0.0000900 ells.
(a.k.a. RBCs, a.k.a. haematids, a.k.a. erythrocyte, a.k.a. erythroid cells, a.k.a. red blood corpuscles) An average Red Blood Cell measures 7.5 µm (micrometers) in diameter. An average human has 20 - 30 trillion red blood cells in their body and each cell completes a circulatory lap in about 20 seconds.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 16 times 0.0000900 ells.
(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.0015 ells in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about seventeen times as long as a Nucleus (Cellular).
In other words, the length of a Nucleus (Cellular) is 0.059 times 0.0000900 ells.
(for animal cell)
The nucleus of an animal cell measures an average of 0.00000520 ells. The nucleus is the largest organelle in these cells, accounting for about 10% of the cell's total volume.