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TNET: Dexter Lawrence's NFL Combine measurables

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 8:19 AM
 

 
Dexter Lawrence's NFL Combine measurables

Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence had the following measurements during the NFL Combine on Friday morning: Height: 6-4 4/8 Weight: 342 Hand: 10 4/8 Arm: Read Update »



How big of a nerd does it make me that that

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 8:22 AM
 

Unreduced fraction part of his height bugs the sh out of me?

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That was my first thought too***

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 8:23 AM
 



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I didn't know what 4/8 was supposed to mean***


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 8:24 AM
 



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Well we are talking about the NFL here...

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 8:32 AM
 

Their cornbread ain't done in the middle


Hahahahaha I came here to complain about this XD***


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Same here.***


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:10 AM
 




Well as a high school math teacher, I like that it bugs you.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:12 AM
 

Fractions are a huge issue with a lot of kids even in high school.


4/3 have trouble with fractions

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:42 AM
 

:)


To me 4/8 is different than 1/2


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:35 AM
 

4/8ths to me says I have 4 out of 8 pieces or parts. Mathematically, it works the same as 1/2 but it's different. If an engineer says 4/8ths the significance is that it is accurate to 1/8th of an inch. If an engineer says 1/2" it is accurate to a 1/2". The difference in tolerance might mean the reason why something doesn't work.

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Re: To me 4/8 is different than 1/2


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:47 AM
 

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:50 AM
 

I've worked in architecture and engineering for 15 years and I've never heard of something referred to as "4/8ths"


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:35 PM
 

So how would you improve the roofing terms of "2 in 12", " 3 in 12" or "4 in 12"?

Pretty sure these are ratios of the slope, which would make them 15°, 22.5° and 30°, but if I'm wrong I'd love to be corrected.


I have been in the

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 12:17 PM
 

engineering field for over thirty five years and have never heard of a 4/8” measurement. You simply use 1/2” with a +/- 1/16” tolerance or whatever tolerance the situation may require.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:25 PM
 

But it isn’t saying they are tangible things. C’mon it is half. I hated that 5 hour Freshman Calculus class when I was a freshman in ‘90


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:25 PM
 

But it isn’t saying they are tangible things. C’mon it is half. I hated that 5 hour Freshman Calculus class when I was a freshman in ‘90


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:25 PM
 

But it isn’t saying they are tangible things. C’mon it is half. I hated that 5 hour Freshman Calculus class when I was a freshman in ‘90


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:26 PM
 

But it isn’t saying they are tangible things. C’mon it is half. I hated that 5 hour Freshman Calculus class when I was a freshman in ‘90


Re: How big of a nerd does it make me that that

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:34 AM
 

I have a sort-of problem with it , but what's worse for me is calling someone's armspan a wingspan .
Is it too difficult to call it what it is ? They're not birds . Only birds have wingspans.
Amirite?


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Re: How big of a nerd does it make me that that


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:19 AM
 

And bats. Don't forget about bats...

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Re: How big of a nerd does it make me that that


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 12:09 PM
 

Before I got down to your post I was thinking the same thing and started to post that I thought none of them were going to get airborne no matter their wing span.

I was also reminded of the young lady when she called the pizza joint to order a pizza and asked the person on the phone to cut her pizza in four pieces as she though she could not eat eight pieces.

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Re: How big of a nerd does it make me that that


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:36 AM
 

As someone who uses practical math a lot in my work it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Leaving these fractions in the smaller unit size that they are measuring to just makes for quicker comparison with less room for error. I assure they aren’t doing it because of an oversight.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 1:44 PM
 

This is my take on using 4/8 instead of 1/2.

In the NFL, they aren't too bright sometimes, and sure as #### have no clue how to equate fractions. So to dumb it down, they use the lowest denominator, so that all measurements are simple. There is no need to explain to other NFL guys that 3/8 is smaller than 1/2 because they can see that 3 is less than 4. I'm surprised that you guys actually think these guys are so physically talented and math-savvy too. It usually does NOT work that way.

That's similar to when I was paying for food at a register a few weeks ago, and the bill was $9.83. I gave them a $10 bill and .08 and they just stared at me. I said "the difference is a quarter". Sometimes I think they see numbers the way I do, but it usually confuses them. Not everyone was a math major, especially NFL types, so it confuses us math guys when they do not understand numbers like we do. Everyone has their special talents. Nerds Rule. LOL :)


Re: How big of a nerd does it make me that that


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 3:23 PM
 

At least as big of a nerd as me. I noticed it right off and thought of commenting something in the manner of "why don't they use 64ths?" 1/2" = 32/64"!

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 4:23 PM
 

Height: 6-4 123456789/246913578


7FT Wingspan


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 8:57 AM
 

WOW


Funny how similar Cle and Dex's measurables are


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:26 AM
 

except Dex is 80 pounds heavier. Their frames are almost identical.


84” wingspan is ridiculous!!!


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:16 AM
 

That has to be close to the top of Dlinemen

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Robert Wadlows wingspan was 113"


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:37 AM
 

he didn't play football though

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What this thread tells me is


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 4:27 PM
 

There are a LOT of T-Net nerds! ;)

And yes, 8th's and wingspans but me, too!


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 4:54 PM
 

Lol I’m glad I’m not the only who saw 4/8 and said wtf??


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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:21 PM
 

Fifth Third Bank really bothers me.


Re: 84” wingspan is ridiculous!!!

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Posted: Mar 1, 2019 5:26 PM
 

"That's not that much bigger than mine, if at all." - Flake Gentley, whose Fighting Phalluses have lost 300/60 games to Clemson in a row.

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Re: 84” wingspan is ridiculous!!!


Posted: Mar 1, 2019 9:29 PM
 

Got any limericks to go with that?


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