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Exact Measure of Table


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#1 lucknowm

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:29 AM

You have to measure exact length of any unknown table, within 1% error.

- you can ask anybody in the room for anything, except measuring device
- you can access Internet
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#2 Martini

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:55 AM

Welcome to the boards, lucknowm!

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#3 Ploper

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:34 AM

isn't the pickiness amazing?
I love it :)
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#4 bociniki

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:16 AM

Couldn't a dollar bill be considered a measuring device?
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#5 Writersblock

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:18 AM

Why not just ask for a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper? I wouldn't even need the internet!
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#6 bonanova

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:58 AM

I have a forearm that is about 1 cubit in length. Would that do?
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#7 Writersblock

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:47 PM

HA! Is that a poke at HPT and me and the arc discussion?
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#8 hipowertech

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:00 PM

I love it when you guys take a stab at me, It means I'm still loved in a really weird sort of self deprecating way I guess. :o

Here's my infallible solution to the problem.

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#9 Ploper

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:41 PM

yeah, but you forgot one thing.
No one will believe it's a real unit of measurement
you need a 5th step: use the computer to go on wikipedia, and create a page saying that a table is a unit of measurement.
Then you can continue to laugh maniacly as planned
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#10 Writersblock

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:32 AM

HA! Love it.
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