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Re: Road Scholar

Post by robotman » January 5th, 2009, 2:03 pm

sometimes for a straight line a compass works just adjust the legs to a scale that make it walk
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by binary010101 » January 5th, 2009, 2:36 pm

Lay out a string along the highway, mark off the two points, measure the distance between the points. Then use unit conversion.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by computernerd4826 » January 12th, 2009, 3:57 pm

we mark it along the side of a piece of paper and put that next to the scale
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 12th, 2009, 4:46 pm

computernerd4826 wrote:we mark it along the side of a piece of paper and put that next to the scale
Yes, that's what you would do for a quadrangle. Everyone else is talking about highway maps though.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » January 14th, 2009, 3:35 pm

Yeah string method is the best method for something that isn't reasonably straight. We had a big wad of string for regionals but we didn't need it cause we didn't use any quadrangles at regionals. :|
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 14th, 2009, 3:58 pm

Yeah, you really need the string for the competition. The not-straight mileage is important, but you also need it for stream gradient.

And Starpug, you didn't have any quadrangles at regionals? :?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » January 14th, 2009, 4:14 pm

Nope only a huge California Highway map
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by binary010101 » January 14th, 2009, 4:26 pm

We got a quad and a highway map. The test told us to take a "road trip".
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » January 14th, 2009, 4:39 pm

Which non nats test doesn't :P
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 14th, 2009, 4:46 pm

Lol, they usually come up with a road trip on tests. Starpug, did you also have a map drawing or was all they gave you a highway map?
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