How do you find out how many feet are in a mile?

5280 feetI usually start from the number of yards in a mile and multiply by 3

There are 1760 yards in a mile and 3 feet in a yard.

So there are 1760*3 = 5280 feet in a mile.

You can break it down into the traditional units making up a mile as follows:

One mile is 8 furlongs

One furlong is 10 chains

One chain is 22 yards

One yard is 3 feet

So one mile is 8 xx 10 xx 22 xx 3 = 5280 feet.