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just me dudes | 11/02/2018 | beergarden

Posted on 11/02/2018 11:36:33 AM PDT by beergarden

Hi. Time for a non-political break from the usual anti-lib articles which we all love here. I have a math question for my genius Freepers because I know conservatives are smarter than idiot liberals so the question is " how many stupid liberals does it take to screw a light bulb?

ANSWER: None, they think the light bulb will lead to climate change (drum beat)

OK, that's not it (j/k) but here it is: I have a relative (self-made/taught/ no HS diploma but makes more than I do) who sells on an online platform like Ebay. She will sell fabrics online because she owns a store.

Fact: a yard of fabric is 36 x 60.

She will sell 1/4, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 yards. What are the parameters and measurements allowed for each of the 4 measurements?

So if she has a 17 x 42 piece as an example, what will it be under?

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Thanks for the replies.
1 posted on 11/02/2018 11:36:33 AM PDT by beergarden

To: beergarden

Two?

2 posted on 11/02/2018 11:38:29 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTL)

To: beergarden

36 x 60 = 2160 sq in

17 x 42 = 714 sq in

714 / 2160 = .33 yards

3 posted on 11/02/2018 11:41:14 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)

To: beergarden

36 X 60 = 2160

17 X 42 = 714

714/2160 = 0.33

1/3’d of a yard if you are going by the area of the fabric and as defined in your post.

4 posted on 11/02/2018 11:41:46 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)

To: beergarden
Fact: a yard of fabric is 36 x 60.

Are all fabric bolts 60" wide? I thought there were variances.

5 posted on 11/02/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)

To: beergarden

Convert to square inches.

36 x 60 =2160 square inches

17 x 42 =714 square inches

714 divided by 2160 = .33 square yard...

simples

6 posted on 11/02/2018 11:41:57 AM PDT by glasseye ("24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." ~ H. L. Mencken)

To: stinkerpot65

1/3 of a minute slower.

7 posted on 11/02/2018 11:42:47 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)

To: beergarden

The bolt of fabric is 60” wide.
If she sells 1/4, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 yards of the fabric, they will look like:
36/4 x 60 = 9x60
36/2 x 60 = 18x60
36x2/3 x 60 = 24x60
36x3/4 x 60 = 27x60.

If she sells 1 of each size, she needs 9+18+24+27=78 inches or 78/26 = 2 and 1/6 yards.

8 posted on 11/02/2018 11:44:22 AM PDT by DannyTN

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Are all fabric bolts 60" wide? I thought there were variances.

Yes, there can be differences.

The following link has some explanations. For example, by 1/4 yard is that "quarter yard" or "fat quarter"?

9 posted on 11/02/2018 11:44:44 AM PDT by CatOwner

To: beergarden

36 x 60 = 2160 sq in

17 x 42 = 714 sq in

714 / 2160 = Blue

10 posted on 11/02/2018 11:45:45 AM PDT by Obadiah

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Bolts of fabric can vary (32” up to 60”) but the length is 36 inches to the yard.

11 posted on 11/02/2018 11:45:52 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)

To: beergarden

12 posted on 11/02/2018 11:45:57 AM PDT by DoodleBob

To: beergarden

I got one for you. Is a fifth of liquor 4/5th of a quart or 1/5th of a gallon?

13 posted on 11/02/2018 11:45:58 AM PDT by eastforker (All in, I'm all Trump,what you got!)

To: beergarden

My best guess:

Assuming most of the pieces are non-standard,

A “yard” is 36 x 60 = 2160 (inches?)

So, if my math is right:

1/4 = 540
1/2 = 1080
2/3 = 1440
3/4 = 1620

And your 17 x 42 piece = 714.
714/2160 = 0.33 = 1/3 of a yard

14 posted on 11/02/2018 11:47:53 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)

To: eastforker
A fifth is a unit of volume formerly used for distilled beverages in the United States, equal to one fifth of a US liquid gallon, 4 ⁄ 5 quart, or 25 3 ⁄ 5 US fluid ounces (757 ml); it has been superseded by the metric bottle size of 750 ml, sometimes called a metric fifth, which is the standard capacity of wine bottles worldwide and is approximately 1% smaller. ~wiki
15 posted on 11/02/2018 11:48:55 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)

To: beergarden
Fact: a yard of fabric is 36 x 60.

I believe the portions of cloth would always be 60" wide, as a standard.

1/4 yard would be 15" x 60"
1/2 yard would be 30" x 60"
2/3 yard would be 40" x 60"
3/4 yard would be 45" x 60"

She will sell 1/4, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 yards.
So if she has a 17 x 42 piece as an example, what will it be under?

If she is selling portions of a yard of cloth, a 17x42 piece would be a "scrap piece", not a portion of a yard.

16 posted on 11/02/2018 11:48:58 AM PDT by meadsjn

To: Leaning Right

Wow, thanks.

17 posted on 11/02/2018 11:49:02 AM PDT by beergarden

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

For cotton, chiffon, organza, satin it’s 58/60. I’m just making it 60 for simple reasons for the math to work..

18 posted on 11/02/2018 11:49:54 AM PDT by beergarden

To: beergarden
how many stupid liberals does it take to screw a light bulb?

Just one.
He just stands there with his hand in the air holding the base of the bulb against the socket and waits for the world to turn around him.

19 posted on 11/02/2018 11:51:24 AM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")

To: eastforker

In Jolly Ol’ England, the Imperial gallon is bigger. ~ 1.2 times a US Gallon.

20 posted on 11/02/2018 11:51:26 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)