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Randi

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Questions, comments, and helpful hints
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:38:19 am »
What needs to be added to the Guide?

What is incorrect or unclear?
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Re: Questions, comments, and helpful hints
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 09:12:12 pm »
Dealing with fractions in the log can be tricky.



If there is no ambiguity, keep the fraction as in the first example above.
Note: In this case the meanings are different:
SSW1/2W is 1/2 point (1 point = 11.25 degrees) west of south, i.e. 208.125 degrees.
SSW.5W is .5 degrees west of SSW, i.e. 203 degrees.
With thanks to Michael ;)


If the numerator of the fraction could be incorrectly read as part of the number, convert the fraction to a decimal as in the second example above.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 04:44:08 am by Randi »