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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


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 =

sq ft of area

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.

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

02-07-2006, 07:37 PM
HUH?Say again???-------------------
and I'm as smarty pantsies as you get!

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..
1/2(one divided by 2)=.5
4/5=.8 etc..

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

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