# OT: Math question

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• posted on April 1, 2010, 11:07 pm

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:37:51 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

Plus the time it takes to pet the cat :-)

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• posted on March 29, 2010, 10:06 pm

When all else fails, check it with your watch. But then again, you may not walk 3 mph.
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 12:19 am

Two words: decimal system.
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Han
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 12:24 am
I doubt anyone will have a clue what is the answer to go with your hint.
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 12:25 am
Han wrote the following:

Dewey's? That would require me to go to the Library.
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• posted on March 29, 2010, 11:17 pm

British army marching pace is 100 yards per minute (for 50 min. per hour) so you need 2 minutes and some seconds over. (The average human walks a bit more slowly.)
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 3:48 pm
Don Phillipson wrote:

In the 4th Century AD, Vegetius wrote that a Roman soldier would carry up to 60 pounds. At normal speed, he was expected to go 20 miles in 5 hours. At fast speed, it would be 24 miles in 5 hours.
Could that be true? It would mean an average of 111 or 133 yards per minute for 5 hours, while the modern British pace would average 83.
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• posted on June 25, 2010, 7:16 am

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Time ran more slowly then because there were no accurate clocks back then. Plus, Roman historians were notorious liars. I'll bet motivations were greater back then, especially with the Romans being so found of crucifixion, decimation and flogging.
I can't seem to find it, but I believe some of our more elite US forces can do ruck marches that are pretty close to the Roman numbers. It's a hell of a fast pace, though and type of terrain and footwear makes a big difference. Here's one non-official site:
http://www.military.com/military-fitness/army-workouts/training-for-ruck-marches
that says SO's should be able to do: 18 miles with 50 lb ruck sack in 4.5 hours but I know I've seen higher numbers.
-- Bobby G.
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 12:48 am

How many times will the person take a nap before completing?
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 12:59 am
OK.
A "mile" is 1,000 paces of a Roman soldier.
In an hour, the Roman would walk 3,000 paces.
700 feet is "about" 100 paces.
IOW: it would take about 2 minutes.

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• posted on March 30, 2010, 1:41 am
John Gilmer wrote the following:

I am not a Roman soldier. I did serve in the US Navy, but didn't march much after boot camp.

In an hour, my ship (Cruiser) could go more than 36 miles..

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• posted on March 30, 2010, 11:43 am

Roman pace (two steps) was 5 ft. and mile was 5,000 ft. English added the extra 280 ft. to relate to other arcain measurements like the furlong and rod.
OP is either a nitwit or just wants somebody to converse with. Stuff like this is taught in grade school, boy scouts or boot camp. If he does not know it, it is a wonder he can type.
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 9:56 pm

the extra 280 ft. to relate to other arcain measurements like the furlong and rod.

like this is taught in grade school, boy scouts or boot camp. If he does not know it, it is a wonder he can type.
So what? I had find responding.
And so did you!
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• posted on March 31, 2010, 12:11 am
In typed:

And you apparently think that calling others down makes you somehow look more important and above them. But you're wrong.
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• posted on March 31, 2010, 2:37 am

What in the world is wrong with asking a question? I took the guy at full face value.
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Suppose you were an idiot.
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• posted on March 31, 2010, 3:45 am

It bothers the bejeebers out of people who know it all.
Steve
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• posted on June 25, 2010, 7:27 am
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What are the top ten predictable responses to any out of the ordinary Usenet question post?
1) Look it up on Google you lazy f*ck 2) Even my dog knows the answer to that 3) Why do you want to know, are you planning a crime? 4) You're obviously a troll 5) What's you REAL motive? 6) That's the dumbest question I've ever hear 7) It's people like you that make me sick 8) It's people like you that have ruined Usenet 9) How can you NOT know that? 10) Welcome to Usenet, idiot.
I never cease to be amazed at the number of times that people welcome a new poster to the group with the most outrageously anti-social remarks. Poor Cheri comes to mind. It must float someone's boat in some way I don't quite get. As you say, one thing's clear. It bothers the bejeebers out of some people.
-- Bobby G.
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• posted on March 31, 2010, 8:21 pm
Frank wrote the following:

Thanks Frank. Yeah, I'm probably a nitwit. As for the need for conversation remark, sort your sender list for my name.
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In Hamptonburgh, NY
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 5:01 am
Are you trying to do this to figure out the distance, or just to mathematically see how long it takes? If you want to figure distance, do about five trials of stepping off paces, measuring how far you go in five or ten paces, dividing by the number of paces, and averaging the length of one pace. If you have a regular rhythm of pacing, you can get remarkably close.
If you are just wondering how long it takes to go from point a to point b, it's just simple math.
Steve
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• posted on March 30, 2010, 2:39 pm
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