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h2o2gunr

02-07-2006, 07:09 PM

ok somebody be kind here and help me out.

a math equation lets just make it easy for our purpose here

1+1

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2+2

im old and its been along time since i was in school, what the hell does the line between mean? is it a fraction? divide the answer to one problem by the other?

here is a complex one precipitation rate =

96.3xgpm

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sq ft of area

h2o2gunr

02-07-2006, 07:10 PM

again all i want to understand is what does the line between the 2 equations signify?

Dirty Water

02-07-2006, 07:15 PM

It could be a fraction, a ratio, or a division equation.

But, going off your example, I'm going to say its a division equation.

h2o2gunr

02-07-2006, 07:29 PM

so lets say 96.3x 10 gpm divided by a square footage of 100 is a precip rate of 9.63

sheshovel

02-07-2006, 07:37 PM

HUH?Say again???-------------------

and I'm as smarty pantsies as you get!

YardPro

02-07-2006, 08:19 PM

whenever you see one set of numbers over another set with a line in between them, it always means you divide the top number by the bottom number...

it is a fraction, but a fraction is an undivided representation.. you still can do the division..

ie

1/2(one divided by 2)=.5

4/5=.8 etc..

h2o2gunr

02-07-2006, 08:51 PM

that is exactly what i wanted to know. im trying to start study material for the ia cic exam. ill be at the class in march.

thank you

PurpHaze

02-07-2006, 09:40 PM

Get a copy of Watkins' Turf Irrigation Manual and you can play with all types of these formulas. :p

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