question for the smarty pantses

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by h2o2gunr, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. h2o2gunr

    h2o2gunr LawnSite Member
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    ok somebody be kind here and help me out.

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

    1+1
    ---------------
    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
    -------------------
    sq ft of area
     
  2. h2o2gunr

    h2o2gunr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

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

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    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.
     
  4. h2o2gunr

    h2o2gunr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

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

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    HUH?Say again???-------------------
    and I'm as smarty pantsies as you get!
     
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    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..
     
  7. h2o2gunr

    h2o2gunr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    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
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

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

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