Unfortunately, you're going to have to redo your calculation for your
project. The first sentence, the one beginning "The copper tubing
expands by...", states the formula. The second sentence gives a
specific example. In the example, the temperature has been increased
100 times (1.8 x 100 = 180), therefore the length must also be increased
100 times (1.7 x 10 to the minus 5 x 100 = 1.7 x 10 to the minus 3). I
hope that makes it a little more clear.
> I am having a little trouble with this "Snack", and wonder if it is because
> I'm not a math wiz.
> There seems to be a discrepancy in the paragraph starting with the words:
> "The copper tubing expands by". I can't duplicate what follows because my
> keyboard doesn't have the capability to numerically print "to the minus 5th
> power" or "minus 3rd power."
> However, in one place you show a -5 and in the calculation you show a -3.
> I hope that the -3 is correct because I have used it to calculate expansion
> of copper
> tubing in a work project that I am planning.
> Please respond.
> My E-mail address is: SailorGF@aol.com
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