... Use the Builtin Calculator with Dir/Dis?

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... Use the Builtin Calculator with Dir/Dis?

#71063 by Neil Blanchard
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:43 pm
I use Direction / Distance, and I am trying to draw a line for a standard brick, so the best way to do that is to divide 8" by 3. I hit the space bar and type: =.8/3 and I get an odd result of 0.3.3/16 aka 3 3/16". The answer should be 2 11/16" more or less.

What am I doing wrong?

Re: ... Use the Builtin Calculator with Dir/Dis?

#71064 by David A. Giesselman
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:57 pm
Think decimal feet: =(8/12)/3

Re: ... Use the Builtin Calculator with Dir/Dis?

#71065 by Mark F. Madura
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:24 pm
You can also enter 2 2/3" directly.

i.e. 0.2.2/3

Re: ... Use the Builtin Calculator with Dir/Dis?

#71070 by Neil Blanchard
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:10 am
Ah, that's right Dave - decimal feet; that's what I was forgetting. And thanks Mark - I should have remembered this, too.

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