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Hulamoon

May 30th, 2013, 04:36 PM

I'm making a gift and before I buy the design I want to be sure how big the design is. I looked for a converter but they all break it down to cm. Some measurements I can round off, like 4.88 is close enough to 5''. But what would 8.35 be equivalent to? Anyone have a formula trick?

SandyWhite

May 30th, 2013, 05:15 PM

I'm not understanding your question? 2.54 cm = 1 in. Therefore 8.35 cm = 3.2874in (3 9/32).. Is this what your trying to ask?

Hulamoon

May 30th, 2013, 05:31 PM

I'll ask a different way. lol The design is 8.35'' x 5.89'' . I'm trying to find out what .35 would be , as in 1/8'' 1/4'' Like that. Does that make more sense?

Grama Debbie

May 30th, 2013, 05:36 PM

.375 is equal to 3/8. Is that what you are looking for?

SandyWhite

May 30th, 2013, 05:48 PM

:icon_tup: OK 35/100 = 2.8 /8. So yes, if your looking to see the closest division by 8th's ,it's a bit under 3/8 inch.

ACD_Donna

May 30th, 2013, 05:51 PM

.359375 is 23/64 or close to 3/8ths. .890625 is 57/64 so the .88 is a little over 7/8th.

Donna

Hulamoon

May 30th, 2013, 06:32 PM

:icon_tup: OK 35/100 = 2.8 /8. So yes, if your looking to see the closest division by 8th's ,it's a bit under 3/8 inch.

I'm going to respond back to you because there were to many numbers in the other responses lol. I got how you got to 2.8 but when I did it on the calculator it comes back to 35. How did you get 3/8 th's? I'm really good at baking measurements (most of the time, lol) I got c's and d's in math my whole life, so the last part is stumping me.

GrammaBabs

May 30th, 2013, 07:02 PM

Hey there,,, i'm a REALLY math challenged type person so here goes something, i hope i'm right about...

I look at number like as if it is a "whole", which is being 100% right?...

Now i know that a "half" is 50%,,, a third is 33% and three-quarters is 75%... that being said... if your number is 8.39,,, it's pretty close to 33 or a "third".. and if you can think of an "inch" being the whole 100%,,, then do a visual of 1/3rd of an inch.... THERE... are you thoroughly confused now!!! LOL

But honestly,,, this works for me... as a Math challenged person... i guess "fractions" and decimals made the most send to me in the school system... it's about as far as i got before giving up!!!!

ps... it's ok to laugh your butts off at me...i'm used to it...good thing i'm married to the retired "precision machinist"....hehehehhe

Hulamoon

May 30th, 2013, 08:46 PM

A tiny bit Babs. lol I don't really need it to the exact measurement just close. I'm putting the embroidery in a wooden hoop so I needed to know what size to buy. But I do want to figure this out for next time:)

Auntpiggylpn

May 30th, 2013, 09:59 PM

I usually just go online and find a conversion calculator. http://www.calculateme.com/Length/Centimeters/ToInches.htm

SandyWhite

May 30th, 2013, 10:15 PM

I'm going to respond back to you because there were to many numbers in the other responses lol. I got how you got to 2.8 but when I did it on the calculator it comes back to 35. How did you get 3/8 th's? I'm really good at baking measurements (most of the time, lol) I got c's and d's in math my whole life, so the last part is stumping me.

Algebra. Studied it way back and it comes in handy. 35/100 is equal to x/8. To figure out x, 35 times 8= 280 then 280/100= 2.8. ..so 35/100 is equal to 2.8/8

Hulamoon

May 30th, 2013, 10:33 PM

Algebra. Studied it way back and it comes in handy. 35/100 is equal to x/8. To figure out x, 35 times 8= 280 then 280/100= 2.8. ..so 35/100 is equal to 2.8/8

I understand that part, just don't know how you got to 3/8. That's the part confusing me. I never got past new math. Bouncing around schools. Never took algebra or geometry. Sad huh?

Eliza

May 30th, 2013, 10:48 PM

I'll ask a different way. lol The design is 8.35'' x 5.89'' . I'm trying to find out what .35 would be , as in 1/8'' 1/4'' Like that. Does that make more sense?

The design will be a little less than 8 1/2" x 6". Is that what you are looking for?

SandyWhite

May 30th, 2013, 11:31 PM

I understand that part, just don't know how you got to 3/8. That's the part confusing me. I never got past new math. Bouncing around schools. Never took algebra or geometry. Sad huh?

So you know, math is not everyones thing. Well I didn't get 3/8 actually (same as 3 divided by 8) , I got 2.8/8 (same as 2.8 divided by 8). But 2.8 is just a bit under 3. Um..see what I mean?

Hulamoon

May 31st, 2013, 12:05 AM

So you know, math is not everyones thing. Well I didn't get 3/8 actually (same as 3 divided by 8) , I got 2.8/8 (same as 2.8 divided by 8). But 2.8 is just a bit under 3. Um..see what I mean?

Yeah, I think I'm pressuring myself too much to learn math right now. lol

And thanks Eliza (made perfect sense) and everyone that tossed in suggestions :)

I can't wait to get my embroidery machine out again . You will see it or get it at the end of the year.

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Eliza

May 31st, 2013, 12:52 AM

Good :) Enjoy using your embroidery machine - looking forward to seeing your finished project.

Mchelem

May 31st, 2013, 01:32 AM

Secret..... To get a measurement from a fraction to a decimal, type it Into a calculator in parenthesis......

For iPhones and iPads, you will have to turn your calculator sideways and make it a scientific.

Or just divide the top number by the bottom number.

( 3/8 ) Or 3 divided by 8

.375

I have no idea how to get it the other way....

.35 as a fraction is actually 7/20

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