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*From*: Bill Nettles <bnettles@uu.edu>*Date*: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:56:58 +0000

-> -----Original Message-----

-> From: Phys-l [mailto:phys-l-bounces@www.phys-l.org] On Behalf Of John

-> Denker

-> > 2. Which of the following units would be most appropriate for

-> > measuring the length of a pen?

-> > A: Miles

-> > B: Meters

-> > C: Micrometers

-> > D: Centimeters

->

-> My answer: B.

-> Each of the horse pens is 5 meters long.

-> The hog pen is about 20 meters long.

If you were in Texas, the answer would be A. "Each of my cattle pens is 20 miles long, but only because I don't want my cows mixing with my neighbor's bull." :)

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