I am sometimes teased about my fascination with games and math problems. My last entry was one of those...how to measure the height of a flagpole (without climbing it with a tape measure clutched between your teeth).
So, you wont mind if I boast a bit. I did figure out what number that 18 is sixty percent of.
Try that yourself.
Run your cursor over the answer to reveal it. Answer Thirty
67 is is 39 percent of what number? Answer 172 (rounded off)
22 is 77 percent of what number? Answer 29 (rounded off)
Now try this.
I want to make a little wheel out of platic or cardboard that I can roll along the ground and measure feet. What should the diameter of the wheel be, in inches AND 16ths of an inch, so that each rotation of the wheel will mark one foot. I can count the rotations and know the distance travelled in feet.
OH, I am NOT putting the answer here. I want to see what YOU come up with. By the way, to actually make such a wheel, you'd need to know the RADIUS too, so you could draw the circle.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, you scoffers who laughed at my flagpole measuring gig.
LATER; Great work, Silk. (See comments below) I made a wheel of paper 1.9 inches in radius. I tried to wheel it along but it was too floppy. So I guess I will stick to tape measure, or wheel chair odometer. I had fun with this adventure.