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# Re: Map Sizes

From: Mikko Kurki-Suonio <maxxon@s...>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:08:01 +0200 (EET)
Subject: Re: Map Sizes
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On Thu, 9 Oct 1997, Gravity is falling in a good way today wrote:

Status: RO

> Sadly, that sums it up pretty much. Was just talking with a friend of
> mine earlier today who wants to get a rope for climbing. She knows
feet
> well enough, but she keeps finding rope measured in meters, and it
totally
> bamboozled if she should get a 50m or 60m rope.

Frankly, I don't see the problem here.

1 meter = 1 yard for most practical purposes.

Other conversions involve slightly higher math, but I truly can not see
how someone could have any problem with them other than simple
ignorance,
in which case I hope such a person never travels abroad. Currency
exchange rates fall into nice integer approximations far less often.

Other simple approximations:

2 pounds = 1 kilogram
2 miles = 3 kilometers
4 inches = 10 centimeters
2 pints = 1 liter

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