# Metric

On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 20:09:18 -0700, David Nebenzahl

Yes. Got a tape/ruler that does sixths, do ya?
What happens when the calc spits out 5.2917364? Got your decimal equivalents of the 32nds all memorized, do ya?
Imperial does powers of 2 really nicely, but metric does everything equally well.
-Kevin
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Yes. <g>
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Doug Miller wrote:

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You got it.
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Doug Miller wrote:

I got one of those too. ;-)
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:>Ok, What ia half of 5.3 mm?
: What's 18.5" divided by 3?
What's 18.5 mm divided by 3?
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It's 6.(5/3).
It's valid... just unusual. You'd probably trip up quite a few computer programs with it.
Puckdropper
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"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message

Wouldn't 6.(5/3) x 3 = 23?
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Leon wrote:

Note sure what the point was but I am pretty sure it was a typo, or a bad handle on how to represent mathematical equations.
Probably meant 6"+(0.5"/3) i.e. 6 1/6"
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On 9/10/2009 1:44 PM FrozenNorth spake thus:

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I thought it was intentional, and rather clever at that; I read it as a made-up notation that meant "5/3rds of a tenth" (or 0.16666666 ...). Interesting mix of fractions and decimals.
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Just trying to be too clever. It should be 6.(.5/3)
Puckdropper
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Robatoy wrote:

1. Though a PITA, it is what we are used to.
2. Precision? The metric scales I have seen are marked in millimeters... 1/25.4 inch. It is not uncommon to have an imperial scale marked in 1/32 or even 1/64.
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The Freemasons are the ones keeping the Metric system out of the US.
Larry C
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I assume that's tongue in cheek, 'cause if it was intended as a serious statement, it's unadulterated horseshit.
Tom Veatch Wichita, KS USA
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I'm still trying to figure out what adulterated horseshit is. :-}
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I'm still trying to figure out what adulterated horseshit is. :-}
manure from an unfaithful horse? Is the unadulterated stuff better?
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Oddly, there's an old answer to this, from Russia.
"Govno c smetanoi" or somesuch, a common expression meaning crap with sour cream...
It predates the internet, but is SO well suited to describe elements of modern life...
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It was a joke
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Larry C wrote:

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I meant to say Stone Cutters - a Simpsons reference but I typed quicker than I thought. The Freemasons are the guys who have all that treasure hidden somewhere in the US.
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