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Q: What is a ruler with no markings on it?
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How do you read a 5 inch ruler?

You look at the markings on its edge.

What is the difference between a math straight edge and a math ruler?

A ruler has markings, a straight edge does not. In "straight edge and compass" constructions, you are not allowed to mark the straight edge. Things that are impossible using only a straight edge and compass are possible if markings are allowed (for example, it's possible to trisect an angle using a marked straight edge).

How many centimeters are there in a regular 12 inch ruler?

12 inches = 30.48 centimetres. However, the centimetre markings usually stop at 30 cm.

Why do you call a measuring stick a ruler?

They are in fact two different devices that are commonly mistaken. A "measuring stick" is a stick of a given length that is used to reference another object from it's total length. These usually have no markings as such, or any calibrated length. A "ruler" (aka straightedge) IS calibrated and has measurement markings. It is used to "rule" straight lines to an exacting measurement. Originally designed for the engineering industry, they have been useful in countless other areas throught history. A 2 second google search revealed this:

What is the definition of tape measure?

A tape measure or measuring tape is a flexible form of ruler. It consists of a ribbon of cloth, plastic, or metal with linear-measure markings, often in both imperial and metric units. Surveyors use tape measures in lengths on the order of hectometres.

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A ruler with no markings on it?

a straightedge

What line on a ruler represents a unit?

The answer depends on the graduation (markings) on the ruler.

What is a ruler with no markings on it called?

Called a straight edge

What is a ruler with no markings called?

a bit of plastic

How do you read a 5 inch ruler?

You look at the markings on its edge.

Where is 1.3750 on the ruler?

It is between 1.3 and 1.4: nearer to 1.4. It is 1 3/8 if your ruler has markings in eighths.

Where is 2.54 on a ruler?

On a 30cm ruler you can't get it exactly, you need a higher tech ruler which has the markings of 2.54cm. If you have a normal ruler you have to estimate.

What is a precision unit of a ruler?

A precision unit of a ruler typically refers to the smallest increment of measurement marked on the ruler. For example, a ruler with millimeter markings has a precision unit of 1 millimeter.

How many ml in one ruler?

That depend on how long the ruler is. The 2 rulers in my desk drawer have 200 and 300 milimeters markings respectively. I also have a triangle with 195 millimeter markings on one side. I just looked in another drawer and found a ruler with 400 mm markinga and a folding carpenter's rule with 2000 markings.

How do you measure in mm cm and m?

To measure in millimeters (mm), use a ruler or measuring tape with markings in millimeters. To measure in centimeters (cm), use a ruler or measuring tape with centimeter markings. For meters (m), use a meter stick or measuring tape with markings in meters. Simply align the start point of the object you are measuring with the zero mark on the ruler or tape and read the measurement at the endpoint.

What has the length of 1 centimeter?

The distance between the 0 and 1 markings on a metric ruler.

Can you show me 1.5cm on a ruler?

On a standard ruler, 1.5cm would be the distance between the 1cm mark and the 2cm mark. It's a relatively small distance and can be found by eyeballing or using the measurement markings on the ruler.