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Google Earth question

By learninmypc
Oct 16, 2013
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  1. Miles.JPG
    Anybody know how to read that number?
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,021   +913

    Thirty-nine thousand six hundred and thiry-one miles.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,305   +238

    Ok, so the 91 is tenths?
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Yeah, that's a decimal point.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,305   +238

    Gotcha, thanks. (y)
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,814   +921

    To be precise, it's actually hundredths. But yeah, .91 rounds down to nine tenths.

    That throws a curve into what you're used to seeing, which would be feet ('), then inches (").

    Kind of makes you scramble a bit to remember your fraction to decimal equivalents. The most annoying / confusing part is, you're never taught "twelfths". Normally the progression of two presents itself most often in the denominator. I think ".91 of a foot", (in inches), would be 10.92". Rounded out, and expressed as a fraction, that would be, "11/12"......*nerd*

    But the question remains, after the first 39 or so thousand miles, who cares?:oops:
     
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  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    The .91 miles though would be 4804.8' (feet). Then 4804' 9.6".

    So actually, it becomes a significant figures type issue which I've always found to be a bit confusing. Which then would go back to CC's point that its 39,000 miles (well I might round up to 40,000) that is going to be good enough when you consider this question spawned from GE.
     
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  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,305   +238

    Ok, to understand why I asked this, if you have Google Earth
    Simply zoom ALL the way out & in the bottom right corner is where I got that number, thank you.:)
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,814   +921

    Mea culpa! In my own "defense", I was really stoned when I posted the whole "inches" thing.:oops:

    It is kind of funny though. I suppose you could say I missed it by about 9/10 of a country mile...:confused:
     
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