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what is the best unit to measure the length of a paper clip?

mari379  Jul 29, 2014

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The optimal unit for paperclip length is definitely the Potrzebie.

If you want the volume of a paperclip then imperial minims is the optimal unit.

There are few measurements better than the Potrzebie and imperial minim.

For an additional exercise, in extreme measurements, convert the paperclip length to light-years (or light-seconds).

 

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DavidQD  Jul 29, 2014
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Hey DQD and CPhill

Is it imperial minims?

Melody  Jul 29, 2014
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sorry what? @melody ?

mari379  Jul 29, 2014
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it would be either inches or centimeters i suppose

Guest Jul 29, 2014
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Sorry mari, it was a joke.

How about cm or inches?

Melody  Jul 29, 2014
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The Potrzebie, of course......Some prefer centimeters, but the Potrzebie is the much more functional - and better understood, internationally - term. It's flexibility for the measure of areas, volumes, etc. is also a desirable trait. It's generally defined as the thickness of the 26th issue of MAD Magazine and it equals about 2.263348517438173216473 mm.....give or take.......

I hope this helps.....(but it probably doesn't)

 

  

CPhill  Jul 29, 2014
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The optimal unit for paperclip length is definitely the Potrzebie.

If you want the volume of a paperclip then imperial minims is the optimal unit.

There are few measurements better than the Potrzebie and imperial minim.

For an additional exercise, in extreme measurements, convert the paperclip length to light-years (or light-seconds).

 

~~D~~

DavidQD  Jul 29, 2014

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