Re: Usage of "that"

Subject: Re: Usage of "that"
From: Stan Radomski <radomski -at- PUBS16 -dot- SI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 07:42:00 EST


> Stan Radomski suggests:

> "Ensure hood is securely fastened by tightening four bolts to 45 +/- 5 inch
> pounds."
> =================

And David Ibbetson replies:

> What's that in metric?


Not only did I ignore our neighbors to the north (and south, and east, and west)
I didn't even write the sentence quite right.

The US version should read:

"Securely fasten hood to body by tightening four bolts to 45 +/- 5 inch-
pounds."

Canadian version should read:

"Securely fasten hood to body by tightening four bolts to 0.5 +/- 0.05
kilograms-meter."

Other English language versions should read:

"Securely fasten bonnet to body by tightening four bolts to 0,5 +/- 0,05
kilograms-meter."


The above statements lead me to ask a question...

Which metric measurement would be used in place of the US "45 inch-pounds"?
The only two choices I know of are "52,000 grams-centimeter" and "0.5 kilograms-
meter". (Or should I have said "52.000 grams-centimer" and "0,5 kilograms-
meter"?)




Stan
radomski -at- si -dot- com

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