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I was taught that 0.03 = 3 one hundreths  and 0.003 = 3 one thousandths. Which is correct? I've been having some serious disscusions about this.


Posted : 16/11/2022 6:24 pm
Matthew Parkinson
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That is correct, however back when i was in machine shop school the slang/jargon was  0.003 was three thou and 0.030 would be thirty thou.   

Oddly 0.0003 would be three ten thousandths but called 3 tenths. 


Posted : 16/11/2022 6:30 pm
Joshua C States
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I was mystified at the bladesmithing use of thousanths to measure just about everything. As  Matt ponted out, 0.003 is three-thousanths. 0.03 is three hundreths, or 30 thousanths. 

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Posted : 19/11/2022 11:59 pm
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Thanks guys

Posted : 20/11/2022 1:46 pm