[DWJ] Tropes

Ulrika Isacsson ulrikamc at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 12:43:34 EST 2006


2006/12/8, Roger Burton West <roger at firedrake.org>:
>
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 10:19:10PM +0000, Minnow wrote:
>
> >One of my friends has "The speed of light is 1,802,617,500,000 furlongs
> per
> >fortnight" as a .sig, and I never had the heart to try to find out
> whether
> >he's right or not.
>
> Given 299792458 metres/second, which these days is the definition, and:
> 0.0254 metres/inch
> 63360/8 inches/furlong
> 1209600 seconds/fortnight
>
> we have:
>
> 299792458 * 8   * 10000 * 1209600
> ---------------------------------
>           63360 * 254
>
> or
>
> 1,802,617,499,785 and 355/1,397 furlongs/fortnight precisely.
>
> R


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//Ulrika


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