Calculate Girth

Girth refers to the distance around an object. It is mostly used in shipping to determine how much a package will cost to ship. All the dimensions must be measured to find out girth. Calculate Girth using this formula- 2(W + H), W is width and H is height. For example, if you had a box that measure 5 inches by 8 inches by 12 inches, 12 inches would be the length. Add 5 and 8 to get 13 and then multiply by 2 and you get 26 inches. This is the girth.

Calculate Length plus Girth

Length plus Girth is a commonly used shipping measurement. This measurement can be done at home with a tape measure, add the measurementsof the longest side to that of a girth, or distance around the package.Once you have calculated the length plus girth figure for your parcel, you can check it against the shipping requirements for your selected carrier.

• Determine which of the three dimensions of the package is the longest. If is not immediately obvious, measure each side to determine this.
• Take a measurement of the longest side with the tape measure and write it down. This is the length of the package.
• Stand the package up so the longest side, the one you just measured, is vertical. Wrap the tape measure around the package, almost as if you are hugging it, and measure the distance around the package. In this way, you measure the girth, or the distance around the other sides of the package, leaving out the length.
• Add together the length and the girth for your final length plus girth measurement.

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