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Something wrong
« on: February 01, 2017, 01:39:19 PM »
In the rules for shooting  {10 Meters (32 feet, 10 inches)}
1 meter is 1.094 yards, 3.281 feet, 39.37 inches, roughly 39 1/3 inches.
The target should be at 39ft 4 inches.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »
Jimmy,

Try the math one more time.

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 02:18:21 PM »
He was clearly testing us just like I will do upon occasion.

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 05:56:05 PM »
1 meter = 39.3701 inches
10 meters = 393.701 inches = 32 feet and  9.701 inches.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 10:14:57 PM »
Can't be!
1 yard = 36 inches, 10 yards = 36 feet
1 meter = 39.37 inches.
Show me where 39 inches are shorter than 36 inches.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 10:44:54 PM »
Can't be!
1 yard = 36 inches, 10 yards = 36 feet
1 meter = 39.37 inches.
Show me where 39 inches are shorter than 36 inches.

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 10:49:06 PM »
I found it.
Meters are measured in 10th, if you multiply by 10 you get a meter answer.
Inches are part of a foot, 12 inches per foot, not meters.
10 meters = 39.372 feet.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 10:55:27 PM »
In the rules for shooting  {10 Meters (32 feet, 10 inches)}
1 meter is 1.094 yards, 3.281 feet, 39.37 inches, roughly 39 1/3 inches.
The target should be at 39ft 4 inches.

I think I see what is going on in your head. You are correct that 10m is 393.7 inches. But the next step is trying to simply divide the inches by 10 to get feet, but 393.7 inches is not 39.37 feet.

Don't believe me? Let's check your work. 39ft 4 in would be 468 in (that's 39x12) +4 = 472 inches.  But that can't be, because you've already shown that 10m is 393.7 inches.   :o :o :o

Okay, that direction didn't work out, so let's just divide 393.7 inches to get feet 393.7/12 = 32.8 feet. If you multiply 12in x .8, you find the exact answer is 32 feet, 9.6 inches. 

How's that?
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 10:56:58 PM »
Jim,
1 yard is 36 inches, 10 yards is 36 ft.
1 meter is 39.37 inches, 10 meters is 32.81 ft.
How can a measurement 3.37 inches longer multiplied by 10 be 3.19 ft shorter?
I'm not from MO, but you got to show me this.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 10:59:53 PM »
Mark,
1 yard is 36 inches, 10 yards is 36 ft.
1 meter is 39.37 inches, 10 meters is 32.81 ft.
How can a measurement 3.37 inches longer multiplied by 10 be 3.19 ft shorter?
I'm not from MO, but you got to show me this.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 11:03:04 PM »
Mark,
1 yard is 36 inches, 10 yards is 36 ft.
1 meter is 39.37 inches, 10 meters is 32.81 ft.
How can a measurement 3.37 inches longer multiplied by 10 be 3.19 ft shorter?
I'm not from MO, but you got to show me this.

Okay, try this, comparing feet to feet.
1 yard is three feet, 10 yards is 30 feet....not 36 feet...
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 11:07:16 PM »
I'm sure glad we don't measure these distances in cubits!
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 11:09:43 PM »
It's really kind of all the same to me...if I'm going to hit it offhand at 10 meters or 10 feet, it better look like

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 12:36:47 AM »
You mathemagicians are making my head hurt.... >:(

I'm guilty of the same mistake so I just let Google do it for me... ::)

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 01:10:16 AM »
As a 3rd period apprentice I forgot their was 12" to 1', So I read all kinds of measurements of web to web and bottom flange to bottom flange wrong.

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2017, 09:25:59 PM »
Life has quieted down enough to make room for shooting again, and a good chuckle seeing this while checking in after long absence to see if the regular season has started  ;D

I can't resist complicating this one....

By accident or design, there are exactly 2.54 centimeters in one inch.  Remember this, and you'll never need another metric to BGU length conversion factor.

There are 100 centimeters in 1 meter, so there are 1,000 centimeters in 10 meters.

1,000 centimeters divided by 2.54 centimeters per inch is 393.7 inches per 10 meters.

There are 12 inches per foot, so 393.7/12=32.81 feet.

0.81 feet times 12 inches is 9.72 inches.

So 32 feet and 9.72 inches.  Let's call it 32 feet 10 inches among friends....I hang my arm out over the shooting line by at least 0.28 inches  ;D

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 10:48:13 AM »
Ok, so let's say we're shooting .25 caliber...

That would by 32'10" x .25/.177 (conversion)

so the conversion = 1.412

so that makes the new distance 32.8333ft x 1.412 =

46ft' 4-1/2" 

Dang!  No wonder all the competition shooters use those tiny pellets!  Shooting big ones is haaaaaarder!   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2017, 11:49:59 AM »
and 10 meters times 3.281 feet is ?
 10x3.281=32.81

In the rules for shooting  {10 Meters (32 feet, 10 inches)}
1 meter is 1.094 yards, 3.281 feet, 39.37 inches, roughly 39 1/3 inches.
The target should be at 39ft 4 inches.
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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 09:40:14 AM »
I think you  guys are making this much more complicated than it has to be.....

It would be so much simpler to just stick with the old definition, which says The metre is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 seconds.

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Re: Something wrong
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 07:52:19 PM »
I think you  guys are making this much more complicated than it has to be.....

It would be so much simpler to just stick with the old definition, which says The metre is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 seconds.

....math nerd....  :o ;D
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