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It appears there is a different opinion on this subject. The answer you get all depends on who you ask. There are 1760 yards in a mile. In a 25 yard pool (one length), 50 yards (2 lengths) equals one lap. When you divide 1760 yards by 50 yards that equals 35.2 laps. Some like to round down and insist 35 laps = one mile, but there are others that like to round up and insist 36 laps = one mile. In a 500 yard swim race, a lap is equal to 25 yards. There are 20 laps in the race, or if a lap is considered to be 50 yards as shown above then there would be 10 laps in the race. 1760 yards in a mile divided by 500 yards = 3.52. If you take 3.52 and multiply it by 10 laps that also = 35.2. So, I guess if you want to go that extra lap you could do 36, or compromise and do 35 laps and then one 25 yard length. I would say that is a fair compromise to the question of 1 mile being equal to 35 or 36 laps. If however you are asking about a running track the answer is 4 laps for a standard 400m (440 yard) and 8 laps (220 yards) for a standard indoor track

It depends on the length of the lap.

Modern running laps are 400 meters, and in that case one mile is:

(1 mile) * (1609.344 meters / mile) / (400 meters / lap) = 4.02336 laps.

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Depends on the size of the gym!

Assuming you are running very close to the gym walls, it would take you about 19.7 laps to run a mile.

If you were running laps in high school, you were most likely on a regulation size high school court. For this size court, it would have taken you about 19.7 laps to run a mile.

It is about 6 times around estimating that a high school gym is bigger than a middle school gym. So for a middle school gym it would be about 4 times to go around to make a quarter of a mile so estimating it you should at least go around a high school gym 3 times to make to make quarter of a mile

28.7 So, roughly 29

The standard outdoor track is 400m long, a quarter mile. Five laps is 1.25 miles. I think what the person was looking for was how many laps in a pool: Most pools are 25m, if it is an olympic pool 50m: 1.2 miles = 1600*1.2 = 1920m So for 25m pool: 76.8 laps and for 50m pool: 38.4 laps

If the running space is the 60'x90' then it would take about 17.5 laps. If that is the distance corner to corner then your running space would be about 5' from each wall bringing it down to 50'x80' making it about 20 laps.

3 and a half because each lap is a quarter of a mile.

Answer: 5280 ' = 1609.344 m. 1609.344/50 = 32.2, so it would take 32.2 full laps to complete one mile.

Ask your OB/GYN, not an internet answer site.

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"Based upon the college track being 440 yards in length, it would take 4 trips around that oval to equal one mile. 5,280 feet = One mile 5,280 divided by 3 = 1,760 yards 1,760 yards divided by 440 = 4 (laps)" Since the standard for tracks built in the last 20+ years is 400M, then you must go 9.344 meters further than 4 laps. Over 90% of the outdoor tracks in existence are only 400M and will thus require the extra 9.344 meters to equal a true mile. This is why most track meets only run the 1500M or the 1600M and not the mile. Unfortunately, most people erroneously assume that 4 laps equal a mile, due to older tracks being built to a non-metric standard of 440 yards. If you want to finish on the common start/finish line and you'd like to run/walk a mile, then you should start at the beginning of the 4x400M relay exchange zone, which is 10 meters before the finish line. By doing that you will run/walk about 1 meter more than 1 mile, but you won't be short of a mile, as you would be if you only do 4 laps.