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#128 - That's not how measurements work at all. Unfortunatel…  [+] (2 replies) 09/01/2016 on Fun Facts about Wolfgang... 0
#129 - turbanmasher (09/01/2016) [-]
Sure they do. Think of fractions as a ruler/measuring tape, and decimals as calipers

Using Rulers/measuring tapes you typically get a accuracy of 1/32 at best. if the measurement falls between 23/32 (.719) and 25/32 (.781) you can't say .750, you can only say 3/4. the actual value could be anywhere from about .730 to .770.

Using vernier/digital calipers you typically get an accuracy of .001, so if you measure and get .769, which if you measured with a ruler would be 3/4 (.750), you can say its .769

Do you understand yet. Saying 3.75 inches when you can't resume that accurately is improper. 3 3/4 should have been said. And that why significant digits are important.
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#130 - eddymolly (09/01/2016) [-]
I understood your point in the first place, I was just saying its irrelevant in this situation.

Decimals are better than fractions in most all measuring situations, thats why we use Metric rather than Imperial, its just to awkward.

Doesn't change the fact that 3/4 or 0.75m are interchangeable when the most accurate you can reasonably measure the value is to the nearest half if you're lucky.
The entire argument of one being more accurate a measurement than the other doesn't matter when they're not the largest variable.

Its sort of like comparing the speed of 2 cars based on their air resistance when one's got 5 times the power. Yes it could make a difference but realistically its irrelevant.
#13 - About 5' 4" About So how do we know h…  [+] (11 replies) 08/31/2016 on Fun Facts about Wolfgang... +10
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#89 - thenamlessguy (09/01/2016) [-]
At first I felt like this was saying Beethoven was 0.25 inches tall.
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#64 - mindyourownbusines (09/01/2016) [-]
At first glance I thought they were saying Mozart was 5'4" taller than Beethoven - meaning he was a 10 foot tall giant.
#60 - anon (09/01/2016) [-]
Maybe we know he was slightly taller than Beethoven, and we know Beethoven's height.
#16 - turbanmasher (08/31/2016) [-]
That's why significant digits are important. 3 and 3/4 inch is a lot less precise than 3.75 inches.
#24 - anon (08/31/2016) [-]
How so?
#27 - turbanmasher (09/01/2016) [-]
Because the 3/4 could be from 2.5/4 (.625) to 3.4/4 (.850) as opposed to .75, which is between .745 and .754

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#54 - Ryukenblaze (09/01/2016) [-]
last I checked 3 /4 = .75 exactly
#59 - turbanmasher (09/01/2016) [-]
Yes, but if you're using the denominator 4, you only have 4 values, which is where you lose precision.

If you have to place 1.31209 as a fraction you'd have to say 1 1/4, but 1 1/4 is actually 1.25.

Now if you say 1.31, that's much more precise. that could mean it's from 1.305 to 1.14
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#128 - eddymolly (09/01/2016) [-]
That's not how measurements work at all.

Unfortunately your significant figures argument is only valid if you can measure to that degree. Considering people change height by as much as 1cm during the day and not to mention that people are difficult to get an accurate height reading at the best of times let alone in 1700's with 1700's measurements.

To be honest, i'd be amazed if you could know either of their heights to any fraction of an inch at all.
#129 - turbanmasher (09/01/2016) [-]
Sure they do. Think of fractions as a ruler/measuring tape, and decimals as calipers

Using Rulers/measuring tapes you typically get a accuracy of 1/32 at best. if the measurement falls between 23/32 (.719) and 25/32 (.781) you can't say .750, you can only say 3/4. the actual value could be anywhere from about .730 to .770.

Using vernier/digital calipers you typically get an accuracy of .001, so if you measure and get .769, which if you measured with a ruler would be 3/4 (.750), you can say its .769

Do you understand yet. Saying 3.75 inches when you can't resume that accurately is improper. 3 3/4 should have been said. And that why significant digits are important.
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#130 - eddymolly (09/01/2016) [-]
I understood your point in the first place, I was just saying its irrelevant in this situation.

Decimals are better than fractions in most all measuring situations, thats why we use Metric rather than Imperial, its just to awkward.

Doesn't change the fact that 3/4 or 0.75m are interchangeable when the most accurate you can reasonably measure the value is to the nearest half if you're lucky.
The entire argument of one being more accurate a measurement than the other doesn't matter when they're not the largest variable.

Its sort of like comparing the speed of 2 cars based on their air resistance when one's got 5 times the power. Yes it could make a difference but realistically its irrelevant.
#13 - Dat camel toe on Jasmin  [+] (1 reply) 08/29/2016 on Shitpost Comp 10 +1
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#31 - ifightdragons (08/29/2016) [-]
im sorry to hear about your sex life
#155 - Here in the UK they're rolling out automatic pension for all e…  [+] (1 reply) 08/27/2016 on Modern freaks... 0
#156 - inept (08/27/2016) [-]
I wanted to opt out because the money we pay in now will be worthless in 50 years, and since I work in factories I probably won't live past 60 and by then the pension age will probably be 138...

Also; out National Insurance contributions were supposed to pay for our pensions so I'm against it by principle since it seems like simply another way for government to ring money out of us in the short term..
#243 - The more people you have the more likely one of them is going …  [+] (2 replies) 08/20/2016 on MURICA, FUCK YEAH +4
#244 - kylereed (08/20/2016) [-]
**kylereed used "*roll picture*"**
**kylereed rolled image**Ok ill accept that makes sense
#250 - eddymolly (08/20/2016) [-]
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#40 - Surely if you've got a warranty then it doesn't matter what on…  [+] (1 reply) 08/14/2016 on Use you´re head. 0
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#42 - haroldsaxon (08/14/2016) [-]
A lot of companies either cover a percentage, up to [x] amount, or from [x] amount,