Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>
Damn. *Were* you pulling our leg Tom? If so you suckered me into getting on my theory high horse!
definitionMemorizing the number .03937 solves the whole problem going eitherThat is a more difficult and much more imprecise number to remember than 25.4. That is by
the precise conversion. Whereas 1/25.4 ~ 0.03937 are the first digits of a repeating decimal(since it can
be expressed as 10/254, and a fraction of two integers always returns a repeating decimal, as asimple
example 1/9 = 0.11111...). It turns out that the repeat length of 1/254 (and hence of