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Old 30-11-17, 12:20 PM   #11
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Thought that would have been obvious.
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Old 30-11-17, 02:07 PM   #12
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Thought that would have been obvious.
Well you thought wrongly then.
A % of anything is not a quantity unless you have a total quantity to start with.

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Old 30-11-17, 02:21 PM   #13
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Its not that hard to work out. I understood when i first read it. You may be looking too closely......
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Old 30-11-17, 03:02 PM   #14
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Well you thought wrongly then.
A % of anything is not a quantity unless you have a total quantity to start with.

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I quite agree; it's like those silly percentage road signs for slopes! 10% - 10% of what, a molehill or mount Everest?

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Old 30-11-17, 05:53 PM   #15
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Then you get the figures over 100 such as 200% which is impossible as the literal translation is per 100 - part of 100.

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Old 30-11-17, 05:58 PM   #16
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I quite agree; it's like those silly percentage road signs for slopes! 10% - 10% of what, a molehill or mount Everest?

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Its not difficult to understand, 0% = horizontal, 90% = vertical everything else is in between.
Surely easier to interpret than 1 in 4 or 1 in 10, there you don't know if its metric or english, percentage doesn't need a measurement.

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Old 30-11-17, 07:03 PM   #17
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Its not difficult to understand, 0% = horizontal, 90% = vertical everything else is in between.

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Not even close!

0% is level, Infinite% is vertical. Up to about 30 degrees of incline (roughly 60%) it is relatively linear, but in fact the scale is exponential and runs away from you above that.

As a rough rule of thumb, 10% = 1:10 = 6 degrees.

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Old 30-11-17, 08:35 PM   #18
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I was rather pleased when Martin bit at my 'playful' post but t'other Martin has indicated that the joke was in severe danger of backfiring as I have clearly been labouring under a misapprehension myself.

In terms of road signs, I thought that the rather improbable 100% would indicate vertical, i.e. 90 degrees. Thus 10% would be 9 degrees or around 1 in 6.

All in, I think the old 1 in whatever system really was simpler!

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It's a bloody hip, go up it or go down it.
Doesn't matter how steep it is does it, they built a road over it so you will use it.

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It's a bloody hip, go up it or go down it.
Doesn't matter how steep it is does it, they built a road over it so you will use it.

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I beg to differ, when you have 20 tonnes on the back it changes your outlook at these things ever so slightly........
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