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You should see the value “32” on your scale. Given
a 1/8inch scale, this line represents a 32foot long
object.
Example No. 2:
Using the same line, measure the distance using a
1/4inch to 1foot scale. In this example, you will lay
the “0” end of the tool on the right end of the line.
The left end of the line should correspond to the
“16” on your scale. This line represents a 16foot
long object even though the line on the paper is the
same length as the one above: that is the influence
of “scale.” If the object’s end point does not align exactly with
a corresponding foot mark, slide the scale right or
left until the fractional mark aligns, then take your
reading. Translate the fraction into inches (e.g., the
1/2 mark equals 6 inches, the 3/4 mark equals 9
inches).
Example No. 3:
Using the same line, measure the distance using a
3/8inch to 1foot scale. Lay the “0” at the left end
of the scale on the left end of the line.
You will see that the right end of the line falls
between 10 and 11 feet...
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 Spring '13
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