Fractions? Can You Convert Them To Thousands Of An Inch?

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Fractions? Can You Convert Them To Thousands Of An Inch?
Most aircraft are manufactured using imperial measurements, so the younger generation require this knowledge when entering the world of Aviation. . . . . . . . . It is the aim of the quiz to kick start the mind ready for conversion and measurements. . . . . Cheers John

  
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  • 1. 
    How many 'Thou' (Thousands) of an INCH are there in 1" (one Inch)  ?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      10000

    • E. 

      1000000


  • 2. 
    How many Thousands of an Inch will there be in 1/2" ?(John's Note - The use of   "     after the numeral is to indicate we are expressing the measurement in Inches - similar to how we use   mm  after a Number to illustrate millimeters........) - YES this Inch value is not an SI unit For further information see  http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/chemistry/general/si_en.html
    • A. 

      125

    • B. 

      750

    • C. 

      144

    • D. 

      500

    • E. 

      5000


  • 3. 
    How many Thousands of an Inch will there be in 1/8"  (one Eight of an Inch) ?
    • A. 

      125

    • B. 

      250

    • C. 

      2500

    • D. 

      88

    • E. 

      72


  • 4. 
    Just to test the knowledge a little further What do you think the Aviation answer to the following question will be?How many "Thou" make up a Sixteenth of an Inch - Then what do we call it when ordering up material such as Sheet Aluminium for Aircraft Skin when doing an Aircraft Structure repair or Fabrication?  (John Note - Lets think about clarity and removing the ambiguity)
    • A. 

      62.5" (Called 62 Thou Thickness)

    • B. 

      0.016" (Called 16 Thou Thickness)

    • C. 

      62.5" (Called 62.5 Thou Thickness)

    • D. 

      16" (Called 16 Thou Thickness)

    • E. 

      0.0625" (Called 63 Thou thickness)


  • 5. 
    Finally -------- How many Thousands of an Inch  are there in one Sixty Fourth  ( 1/64 " ) ?(John Note - Remember from the view of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering )
    • A. 

      0.015" (Called 15 Thou Thickness)

    • B. 

      62.5" (Called 16 Thou Thickness)

    • C. 

      0.016" (Called 16 Thou Thickness)

    • D. 

      15" (Called 15 Thou Thickness)

    • E. 

      0.015625" (Called 16 Thou Thickness)


  • 6. 
    To describe 1.125" in words it would be ?
    • A. 

      One Eigth

    • B. 

      One and One Sixty Fourth

    • C. 

      One and One Thirty Second

    • D. 

      One Thirty Second

    • E. 

      One and One Eigth


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