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

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

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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Jul 29, 2014

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Hey DQD and CPhill

Is it imperial minims?

Jul 29, 2014
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sorry what? @melody ?

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

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

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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)

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