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Old 04-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #71
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Love it, but did it work??
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #72
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A large calorie here a large calorie there and soon indeed one arrives at the vast waist band with nary a calculation.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #73
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At the Escape factory in Chilliwack,BC they build and measure using inches,feet no metric. Not all metric bolts have the same thread pitch. Their is coarse and fine just like SAE bolts.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:01 AM   #74
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Metric can be worse. I've seen the same bolt with 4 different pitches, on the same vehicle. IIRC, it was a 10 or 12mm.
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I would have opted for something in light years/meter then you really would have them. I have to admit when I was growing up the cops were more lenient. If they pulled you over for speeding they would just say slow down and if you had been drinking he would say where do you live? - Okay drive slow and go to bed. [no lectures now - I dont drink and drive anymore at the same time.]
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I would have opted for something in light years/meter then you really would have them. I have to admit when I was growing up the cops were more lenient. If they pulled you over for speeding they would just say slow down and if you had been drinking he would say where do you live? - Okay drive slow and go to bed. [no lectures now - I dont drink and drive anymore at the same time.]
You forgot to point out they would also confiscate your booze (for themselves) if you were underage prior to sending you home!!!
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Since we have strayed so far off topic here is a question:

If item A weighs 6 oz and item B is 8 oz and both costs the same, B will advertise that you are getting 33% more than A . However, isn't A 25% less than B? What happened to the other 8%??
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Since we have strayed so far off topic here is a question:

If item A weighs 6 oz and item B is 8 oz and both costs the same, B will advertise that you are getting 33% more than A . However, isn't A 25% less than B? What happened to the other 8%??
False advertising and should be turned over to the AG.
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In Jim's apparent mathematical discrepancy, both statements of proportion are correct. The price of purchase is irrelevant. The divisor in each case, whether it be 8 or 6 is considered to be whole, complete, 100% of itself (the denominator or defining whole). The dividend in each case is measured against the divisor--the referential quantity. There is no discrepancy : 6 is 3/4 or .75 or 75/100 of 8. 8 is 1-1/3 or 1.33 or 133/100 of 6. There is no relationship between or operation to be applied to proportions calculated against discrepant "wholes" which will yield "lost" quantities, percentages, or bucketfuls. Carney trick for mouth breathers.

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Wow Jack, I would have just said the denominators are different.

I occasionally do some drafting with AutoCAD. I always use inches and fractions thereof, (in X,Y format @1-1/4,5-7/8). I type the fractions, except I use .5 instead of 1/2. I realize that this is kinda anachronistic of me.
I only work in mm if it is a client requirement.
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Jack, I understand the basis of the problem quite well, but you have even confuzzled me.

More simply, it can be looked at the same as in pricing, as one is markup, the other margin.

I get queried on that all the time by customers at work. For example, when they see that my take on a project is 20% margin (percent of overall costs), they balk when they see that I need to mark up the cost of work by 25% to get this margin. Simple math proves the point though.
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I luv decimal inch, David. And also decimal foot, Jim B, altho I have never had occasion to use it. Whatever happened to Spare the rod and spoil the survey?

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If one can provide a simpler way of thinking or a more transparent context of explanation, how could one be said to be confused? Or confuzzled? Perhaps it might better be said that one is more pleased with one's answer than with another's? Or more familiar?

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Perhaps it might better be said that one is more pleased with one's answer than with another's?
Well, of course mine is better. *he says with nose pointed skyward*
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