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Unformatted text preview: The vernier scale has 10 divisions that correspond in length to 9 divisions on the main scale. Each vernier division is therefore shorter than a main-scale division by 1/10 of a main-scale division. the zero mark of the vernier scale coincides with the zero mark of the main scale. The first vernier division is 1/10 main-scale division short of a mark on the main scale, the second division in 2/10 short of the next mark on the main scale, and so on until the tenth vernier division is 10/10, or a whole division, short of a mark on the main scale. It therefore coincides with a mark on the main scale....
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- Spring '08