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Not Measuring Up

September 09, 1990

Regarding the measurements given in illustration of "Different Fence Types Offer Privacy, Security" by Larry Eisinger (Aug. 26):

72 inches is three-quarters, (not two-thirds) of 96 inches.

60 inches is three-quarters (not two-thirds) of 80 inches.

48 inches is three-quarters (not two-thirds) of 64 inches.

Therefore, "three-quarters of post above grade" not "two-thirds of post above grade"!

I wonder how many elementary school students caught this?


Department of Mathematics

Cal State University, Long Beach

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