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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.
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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.
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              Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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              “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
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              "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
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              • #8
                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, 08:04 PM.
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                Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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                “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
                ---------
                "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
                ---------
                sigpic http://www.helmetstohardhats.com/

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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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                    • #11
                      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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