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Old 06-15-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
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A little math help (Test your knowledge as well!)

OK there has got to be SOME formula or something to figure this out.
Here is the pic:




Now, the distance inbetween the two holes is 14.5"

I want to stick 4 MORE holes in between those two holes, so that all the holes are evenly spaced. How far apart should I stick them from each other, and how the heck did you come up with the answer?
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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And that measurement is 14.5"
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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2.4166666 is your answer. You divide the total holes by the total length. In this case, 6 holes / 14.5"
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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If it's 14 foot 5 inches = 34.6 inch spacing
It it's 14.5 inches = 2.9 inch spacing

Take the total length and divide it by the spaces between the holes. This time 5.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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Thanks Jchilin
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Sorry, Jchillin - mentallylost is correct.

The formula is x/(n-1); where x=total distance between furthest holes/points, and n=total number of holes/points.

And this from someone who detests math!
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:31 PM   #7
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So i ts 14.5 divided by 5...


Thats 2.9, let me go see if thats logical
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:13 PM   #8
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i got 2.9 aswell. Each space would be 2.9", a total of 5 spaces between 6 holes. 2.9X5=14.5

.9 = 3/4 of an inch so each hole will 2-3/4"
HTH
Im a math geek sorry.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:40 PM   #9
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Thanks guys
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From a math major...division by 5 is correct.
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