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Re: [Icehouse] 30 Pointer Alert

  • From"Ryan McGuire" <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 3 Mar 2007 23:52:29 -0500
Except that those formulas don't produce the "standard" dimensions as I understand them. Unless I'm mistaken the sizes are as follows:

   Small  1 x 9/16
   Medium 1 3/8 x 25/32
   Large  1 3/4 x 1

Are these not the dimensions you started with?

Given those dimensions, the formulae would be...

   Height = (5 + 3x)/8
   Width = (11 + 7x)/32

...where x is the number of pips.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Icehouse Discussion List" <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] 30 Pointer Alert

On 3/2/07, Robert Bryan <rbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
They've probably been noted before, but these are awesome:

I've read some of debates about the correct formula for dimensions
of larger pieces...

Copied from my previous treatise on the matter:

A pyramid is
(5+3x)/14 inches wide, rounded to the nearest 32nd and
(5+3x)/8 inches tall
where x is the number of pips.

Which gives us the currently published values AND makes the obsessive
mathematician in me happy.

The tricky part is, of course, rounding 14ths to the nearest 32nd.

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