December 21st, 2010, 05:49 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 451 Thanks: 1  straight line
How do we draw a straight line??

December 21st, 2010, 07:34 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,932 Thanks: 1126 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: straight line
To what degree of precision?

December 21st, 2010, 09:59 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 502 Thanks: 0  Re: straight line
I'm pretty fond of rulers myself, though I often use the straight side of a protractor because it makes me look smarter. My father was really levelheaded, and for big lines we would trace the outline of his head. What, exactly, are you looking for? 
December 22nd, 2010, 03:15 AM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,472 Thanks: 2039  
December 22nd, 2010, 11:32 AM  #5  
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 502 Thanks: 0  Re: straight line Quote:
 
December 23rd, 2010, 07:43 AM  #6 
Member Joined: Jun 2007 From: Richmond, VA Posts: 46 Thanks: 0  Re: straight line
Use a slide rule and you'll look even smarter.

December 23rd, 2010, 08:47 AM  #7 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,932 Thanks: 1126 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: straight line
Produce a 1dimensional object in and you'll look like a (trivial) genius!

December 23rd, 2010, 07:15 PM  #8 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 502 Thanks: 0  Re: straight line
Perhaps we should assume the Greek's magical straightedge, which can draw a perfectly straight line between any two points no matter how far.


Tags 
line, straight 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
A particle moving in a straight line  Chikis  Physics  10  September 8th, 2012 04:53 PM 
straight line problem  shalikadm  Algebra  3  January 24th, 2012 10:48 PM 
Straight line graphs  poochie03  Algebra  3  November 5th, 2011 12:00 PM 
another straight line question  Kiranpreet  Algebra  3  August 10th, 2008 07:45 AM 
straight line Q  Kiranpreet  Algebra  2  August 9th, 2008 09:29 AM 