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I think the article should have a stadion to mile conversion table that works both ways (miles -> stades : stades - > miles) at least for the itinerary stades of 157 m (515 ft) that reads along the lines of this:
*1 stadion (pl. stades) is 515 ft (157 m)
1 mile is 5,280 ft
M = 10 1/4 S with a difference of -1.25 ft per M (Every 10 1//4 stades is 1.25 less feet than one full mile where 10 1/4 stades is 5,278.75 ft and 1 mile is 5280 ft.)
S = 1/10 - 1/400 M with a difference of -2 ft per 10 S (Every 39/40 miles is 2 feet less than 10 full stadions where 10 stadions is 5150 ft and 1/10 - 1/400 of a mile is 5,148 ft
where M is the number of miles and S is the number of stades
I created my on conversion formula, because I could not find any online. Now I know stades already translate into kilometers (10 litinerary stades = 1.57 km) which means one could just convert from stades to kilometers to miles, but I'd rather take the shorter route. PsychoticSpartan123 18:07, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Several objections to this:
nobody knows how long a stadion was, and the figure you give is just one of many arbitrary values
we don't include "how-to" content in our articles
your method is unnecessarily complex: to convert a 515-foot unit to miles, multiply by 515/5280; invert to convert the other way
just by the way, the plural of "stadion" is "stadia".
I agree with Justlettersandnumbers. Dougweller (talk) 12:09, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm actually surprised to see somebody replied within a week (two people no less). I was kind of expecting your answer, but I figured what the hell. Thanks for the reply. PsychoticSpartan123 14:17, 28 April 2015 (UTC)