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### #1 Odex

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:43 PM

What is the ratio of the length of one side of A4 paper to the other, and why?

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### #2 Grayven

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:58 PM

What is the ratio of the length of one side of A4 paper to the other, and why?

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### #3 bonanova

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:37 PM

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### #5 sanssheriff

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

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That is right on bonanova.
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### #6 Odex

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:18 PM

That is right on bonanova.

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Eggsellent

Still not sure why its so important

But perhaps if you ran a factory producing various sizes of paper it would be nice to be able to cut a large sheet in half
to make 2 smaller sheets and so on with no wastage

is there any other advantages

or can this system be applied any where else

I dont know by the way, just discussion

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### #7 dedhed

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:00 PM

That is right on bonanova.

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Which you can only do 6 times to any A4 piece of paper (7 with a vice)
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### #8 HoustonHokie

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:00 PM

I know that's a pretty useful advantage for ANSI size papers. You can fold an ANSI D (22"x34") in half twice to get an ANSI B (11"x17"), and the B folded in half is an A (8.5"x11"). Very useful for reports in the architecture/engineering business where the text is on A size, but large tables may be B size, small drawings could be C size (17" x 22"), and "full size" drawings are often D size. I presume the same philosophy is employed for the A series of papers, which is a metric equivalent of the ANSI series.
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