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"Face" Dimensions of
Icehouse Pyramids-- Part 2
See also Part 1.
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 10:42:26 -0400
From: "Elliott C. Evans"
Subject: Re: Feats of Clay
Eric Zuckerman wrote:
> I'm glad somebody told me this *NOW*.
You're welcome. I figured this out when I had to deduce
why my tip savers were coming out too small.
> 3-pointers: 1.82003
> 2-pointers: 1.42941
> 1 pointers: 1.03880
Heh, my numbers were pretty close, but still a tad too small.
(I derived my numbers geometrically, not mathematically.)
I guess I should have paid more attention in algebra class.
In my defense, my accuracy is limited by a low DPI screen;
the difference comes out to about one pixel.
Also in my defense, once you translate the numbers into
32nds of a inch (yeah, I know, I should buy a micrometer)
and round to the nearest 32nd, they are identical.
Queen: 1 26/32"
Drone: 1 14/32"
Pawn: 1 1/32"
> Huh, doesn't look like *so* much, now that I look at it.
The numbers aren't that much different, but the human brain
is very good at discerning such differences in actual objects.
What I mean is, when I make pieces that are slightly too small
or large, I can spot them. Also, when I make boxes to hold the
pieces, it's easy to tell if my sizes are off by 1/32" because
the lids don't close, or the pieces rattle around inside.
Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans email@example.com
Last updated 1998/12/19
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