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Help me ATS...Calculating shipping volume of boxes. ETA; ANSWERED

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Bluesma

I agree, but I was only asked for dimensions, not mass/weight.
edit on 12/29/2016 by jappee because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Or 39 and 11/16ths of an inch..

What?!!?

How can you do precise work that sort of nonsense?

Apologies jappee for hijacking the thread!



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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What is the 'inch' sorcery people speak of?!



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

What's the matter, they don't teach you fraction multiplication in Oz?

  • Separate the top and bottom numbers
  • Reach for calculator
  • Do calculator stuff
  • Arrive at correct result
  • Watch reality television



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Is that a 1 cubic metre bulker bag I see as your avatar?

Fitting



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I did, but much like calculus and dissecting frogs, I've never had the need for such a thing!

11/16 is 17mm for the record...a much, much, much easier number to work with!




posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
I did, but much like calculus and dissecting frogs, I've never had the need for such a thing!


Well, that makes one of us.



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

screw " thread hijack " - the OP is satisfied with the answers given and knows that the box will get shipped at the tariff they expect

the telling thing about the whole inches bollox - is that when it comes down to real engineering they ALWAY revert to decimal
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in increasing degrees of tolerance // accuracy - they will demand a dimension of :

xx.50

xx.495

xx.4875

etc etc



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: grainofsand

Is that a 1 cubic metre bulker bag I see as your avatar?

Fitting

Haha yes!
Feet and inches...I vaguely remember some 'awareness' lessons in school about that, I think it was in history and developing nations or similar



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

if i had a quid for every time that some idiot had irreparably damaged a fasterner head by using an 11/16th spanner of questionable tolerance on a 17mm AF screw head - then i would not be sitting here shilling on ATS



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

an antique and obsolete measurment system that persists in 2 third world dictatorships



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Hahaha!




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