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  • Simple apprentice Math question ...

    OK you have 120 seconds ... No calculators ;-)

    How many 3 3/4 foot pieces can you get out of a 20' stick and how many inches left over ?

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    Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

    Originally posted by NoeEttica View Post
    OK you have 120 seconds ... No calculators ;-)

    How many 3 3/4 foot pieces can you get out of a 20' stick and how many inches left over ?
    I'm not licensed but I'd say 5 pieces with 4" left over.

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      Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

      Originally posted by NoeEttica View Post
      OK you have 120 seconds ... No calculators ;-)

      How many 3 3/4 foot pieces can you get out of a 20' stick and how many inches left over ?
      You're gonna have to do better than that, even a non-licensed guy got that one. No offense to rolf, just making a funny.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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        Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

        Well...my degree is in math so I guess I am licensed to do math.

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          Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

          5 pieces w/15" left over. Why the question?

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            Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

            Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
            5 pieces w/15" left over. Why the question?
            And this is correct.

            It's 5 1/3, but the 1/3 is of a 45" unit not 1'.

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              Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

              Originally posted by rofl View Post
              Well...my degree is in math so I guess I am licensed to do math.
              Holding out on us huh?
              My wife's degree is in math. She's one smart cookie.
              "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
              John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

                20' x 12 = 240"

                3'-9" = 45"

                240 / 45 = 5.3333

                45 x 5 = 225"

                240 - 225 = 15"


                But... if you deduct 1/8" for each saw kerf you will have 14-3/8" remaining.
                Last edited by Bob D.; 03-31-2013, 07:04 PM.
                "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                  Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

                  I am in the Tampa bay area and Can't find one person in their early 20's that can solve the problem :-( !!!

                  I use a ratchet cutter so no pipe lost ...

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                    Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

                    I can get 6 pieces if we're allowed to use a pipe stretcher

                    Rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                      Re: Simple apprentice Math question ...

                      Originally posted by NoeEttica View Post
                      I am in the Tampa bay area and Can't find one person in their early 20's that can solve the problem :-( !!!

                      I use a ratchet cutter so no pipe lost ...
                      How well does a ratchet cutter work on a "stick"?

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