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16 yards is about three-fourths as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, it's 0.763750 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 1.30930 times that amount.
(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 20.9490 yards. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
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