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This may be a bit off thread but here's a little trick for translating decimal numbers to fractional.
Multiply the decimal number by an arbitrary number you want for the denomonator of the fraction, I usually use 32 as it's easy to reduce. The nearest whole number of the result becomes the numerator of the fraction.
example: decimal 0.163 multiplied by 32 is 5.216. Therefore the fractional equivalent is 5/32.
or 0.181 times 32 is 5.792 or 6/32 which would be 3/16.
Yes that is the one I found last night and posted,Thanks anyway
John Schaben said:This may be a bit off thread but here's a little trick for translating decimal numbers to fractional.
Multiply the decimal number by an arbitrary number you want for the denomonator of the fraction, I usually use 32 as it's easy to reduce. The nearest whole number of the result becomes the numerator of the fraction.
example: decimal 0.163 multiplied by 32 is 5.216. Therefore the fractional equivalent is 5/32.
or 0.181 times 32 is 5.792 or 6/32 which would be 3/16.
Sounds as if you are a math major thanks
Jens Jensen said:Yes that is the one I found last night and posted,Thanks anyway
John Schaben said:This may be a bit off thread but here's a little trick for translating decimal numbers to fractional.
Multiply the decimal number by an arbitrary number you want for the denomonator of the fraction, I usually use 32 as it's easy to reduce. The nearest whole number of the result becomes the numerator of the fraction.
example: decimal 0.163 multiplied by 32 is 5.216. Therefore the fractional equivalent is 5/32.
or 0.181 times 32 is 5.792 or 6/32 which would be 3/16.
hi ,
It took years for me to find this formula.I knew there had to be one. I refered back as far as an 1937 old Audels carpentry book. it said to use 13 instead of 12" when laying out for an octogon. I found this formula in a how to magazine.
Use 2.414 and divide the size (You want to use)by it . your case would be
8 foot divided by 2.414=3 '3 3/4"per side this is as close as you need to be for what your doing . If you use a construction master you have to do several steps to check this but its close enough. to the 1/16TH
i used this to find the sizes of and octogon roofs.
Hope it helps
jim In pittsburgh
Go steelers
get well Sidney
Jens, this may be useful to you.
http://www.buildeazy.com/newplans/octagonal_picnic_table.html
hi ,
It took years for me to find this formula.I knew there had to be one. I refered back as far as an 1937 old Audels carpentry book. it said to use 13 instead of 12" when laying out for an octogon. I found this formula in a how to magazine.
Use 2.414 and divide the size (You want to use)by it . your case would be
8 foot divided by 2.414=3 '3 3/4"per side this is as close as you need to be for what your doing . If you use a construction master you have to do several steps to check this but its close enough. to the 1/16TH
i used this to find the sizes of and octogon roofs.
Hope it helps
jim In pittsburgh
Go steelers
get well Sidney
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