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Re: Feet <->Metres



From: etsi capularis ego vita fruar <binder@zk3.dec.com>
 > 
 > > 3m ~= 10 ft.
 > >
 > > [It is less than 2 inches different].
 > 
 > Well, Stan, I'd rather be standing 10 feet from a wall that a bullet
 > passes 9 feet 11 inches away from than standing 3 meters from that same
 > wall.  But then again, I wouldn't really care if the Deinonychus after
 > me was 3 meters or 10 feet long...  :-)

Well, I *did* say "when precision is not important" :-)

If I were writing a paper for a refereed journal, I doubt
I would use that aproximation - an Inernet FAQ is a different
kettle of fish however.

swf@elsegundoca.ncr.com         sarima@netcom.com

The peace of God be with you.