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## ot: math gurus i need help.

### Paul Lewing on wed 18 may 05

on 5/18/05 3:02 PM, Gene Arnold at mudduck@ADVI.NET wrote:

> A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The
> square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant in
> this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the pattern
> pieces on a copier

Gene, 9.25 is very, very close to 80 percent of 11.5.
Paul Lewing, Seattle

### L. P. Skeen on wed 18 may 05

Hey Math Gurus: I am what they now call "challenged" in the math =
department; I need your help to figure out the following:

A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The =
square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant =
in this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the =
pattern pieces on a copier?

Thanks.

L. P. Skeen, Summerfield NC
http://www.living-tree.net
"Why is it that we continually return to stare into the refrigerator=20
in the hopes that something new will have materialized for us
to eat?"

### Arnold Howard on wed 18 may 05

80%.

Sincerely,

Arnold Howard
Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA
arnoldhoward@att.net / www.paragonweb.com

From: "L. P. Skeen"
A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The
square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant in
this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the pattern
pieces on a copier?

### Mark Tigges on wed 18 may 05

The copy needs to be 9.25 / 11.5 as large, or 0.804 as large.

In other words the copier should be set to produce copies 80.4% as
large.

Mark.

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 11:11:20AM -0400, L. P. Skeen wrote:
> Hey Math Gurus: I am what they now call "challenged" in the math department; I need your help to figure out the following:
>
> A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant in this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the pattern pieces on a copier?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> L. P. Skeen, Summerfield NC
> http://www.living-tree.net
> "Why is it that we continually return to stare into the refrigerator
> in the hopes that something new will have materialized for us
> to eat?"
>
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### Craig Clark on wed 18 may 05

L.P., my mathematics teaching wife is much better at this than I am
and will laugh at my methodology.....but...LOL....if 9.25 is 81% of
11.25, and 9.25 is the disired size, then it follows that the percentage
of shrinkage is 100%-81% which yields 19%. Just program 19% shrinkage
and you should get what you are after. I'll check this one with Ruth
tonight and send you a correction or better explanation if necessary
(meaning my ass is way wrong, which is a distinct possiblity.)
Hope this helps
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008
(713)861-2083
mudman@hal-pc.org

### L. P. Skeen on wed 18 may 05

Thanks math folks who have responded on and off list! :) Now to get myself
to the copy store....

L
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Tigges"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: OT: math gurus I need help.

> The copy needs to be 9.25 / 11.5 as large, or 0.804 as large.
>
> In other words the copier should be set to produce copies 80.4% as
> large.
>
> Mark.
>
> On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 11:11:20AM -0400, L. P. Skeen wrote:
>> Hey Math Gurus: I am what they now call "challenged" in the math
>> department; I need your help to figure out the following:
>>
>> A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The
>> square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant in
>> this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the
>> pattern pieces on a copier?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>> L. P. Skeen, Summerfield NC
>> http://www.living-tree.net
>> "Why is it that we continually return to stare into the refrigerator
>> in the hopes that something new will have materialized for us
>> to eat?"
>>
>> ______________________________________________________________________________
>> Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>>
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### Valice Raffi on wed 18 may 05

Hi Lisa,

I'm math challenged too, but I found a handy tool so I don't strain my
brain too much. It's called a Proportional Wheel & it makes solving
problems like this a snap. The wheel is actually two wheels that turn
separately, so you can pick 11.5 on the inner wheel & turn the outer wheel
until 9.25 matches up with the 11.5. A little window on the inside tells
you what the reduction percentage is. You can go up or down with this. I
got mine in an art store but I just checked for you and the Dick Blick
catalog has it in two sizes, I guess the bigger one is in case you're sight
challenged too!

Valice
in Las Cruces

>Hey Math Gurus: I am what they now call "challenged" in the math
>department; I need your help to figure out the following:
>
>A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The
>square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant in
>this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the
>pattern pieces on a copier?
>
>Thanks.

### Gene Arnold on wed 18 may 05

Lisa

You can call the printer that prints the calendar and ask them. They will
have what is called a proportion wheel, just match the numbers up and it
gives the exact amount to decrease or increase. They may even have one in
the art department at school.

Gene & Latonna
mudduck@mudduckpottery.com
www.mudduckpottery.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "L. P. Skeen"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:11 AM
Subject: OT: math gurus I need help.

Hey Math Gurus: I am what they now call "challenged" in the math
department; I need your help to figure out the following:

A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The
square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant in
this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the pattern
pieces on a copier?

Thanks.

L. P. Skeen, Summerfield NC
http://www.living-tree.net
"Why is it that we continually return to stare into the refrigerator
in the hopes that something new will have materialized for us
to eat?"

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### pdp1@EARTHLINK.NET on wed 18 may 05

Hi Lisa,

If it were not already mentioned, the copy Machines do not necessarily enjoy
to have been calibrated to these orders of accuracy in proportional
reductions of one or both dimensions of an original document or drawing.

You may find that the setting you make for it, to achieve the reduced
proportion you are seeking, will in fact result in something too small or
too large somewhat, and, will have to be tried with additional small
adjustments to the settings to get the actual impirical size you are after.

Phil
le ve

-----Original Message-----
From: L. P. Skeen

>Thanks math folks who have responded on and off list! :) Now to get myself
>to the copy store....
>
>L

### Kathy Stecker on fri 20 may 05

In a message dated 5/19/2005 12:13:31 AM Eastern Standard Time, L.P.Skeen
writes:
"Hey Math Gurus: I am what they now call "challenged" in the math =
department; I need your help to figure out the following:

A quilt square measures 11.5 tall x 9.25 wide when sewn together. The =
square NEEDS to measure 9.25 tall when put together. (width irrelevant =
in this case.) By what percentage does the quilter need to shrink the =
pattern pieces on a copier?"
---You just need to divide 9.25 by 11.25 then multiply by 100 to give you the
percent -which in this case is 80.43% (if you want to be really exacting) of
the original size. The "square" should measure 9.25 by 7.44.
__Why do I keep wanting to have you turn the square sideways instead? I'm
sure it's not what you had in mind. Quilting rulers are the greatest for
measuring slabs aren't they?That's good because I swear I just heard our corgi puppy
chewing on wood-got up and found she had extracted the metal drawing guide out
of the edge of a wooden ruler.Took her about 10 seconds, she is so smart
compared to our past dogs-I think she read my message before she considered the
wooden ruler fair game.

Dogs with stumpy little legs and no tails RULE-I'm not gonna even attempt to
make a picture that looks like a naked woman that is an airedale-ha,ha

Kathy Stecker
Orlando,FL