Convert Points (pt) to Rods (rod) | pt in rod

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# Let's convert Points (pt) to Rods (rod)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Points (pt) to Rods (rod) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Points to Rods

Formula
rod = pt / 14309.46
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Rods, divide the number of Points by 14.3 thousand
Points (pt) in 1 Rod
There are 14309.46 Points in 1 Rod
Rods (rod) in 1 Point
There are 0 Rods in 1 Point

## Unit Information

Point
/pɔɪnt/
Symbol: pt
Unit System: Typography

### What is the Point?

The point is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pt.

It is the smallest unit in the world of typography. There are 12 points in a pica.

In physical printing methods / press systems, the point size is the height of the metal press body on which the font's letters are made. When applied to the digital type space, letters are designed around a theoretical size, an em square which is scaled to the relative point size (when specified of course!).

Rod
/rɒd/
Symbol: rod
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Rod?

The rod is a unit of length in the imperial and US sytem and uses the symbol rod.

A rod (or perch, pole, lug) is equal to 16.5 feet or 5.5 yards.

It is a building surveyor's tool for measuring distance and is particularly useful as multiples of this unit can make up an exact acre. A perfect acre is a rectangle with edges 660 feet and 66 feet - which is 40 rods by 4 rods; i.e. 1 acre = 160 square rods.

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