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DON FARR
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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.

 

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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. 

MP

 
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. 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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

 
Posted : 20/11/2022 1:46 pm
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