Talk:1 decimetre

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Purpose of page[edit]

What is the purpose of all this extra stuff, rather arbitry lengths? The definition should stay everything else should go. IMBlackMath (talk) 07:16, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Eeyuw, what a plain lewd and eye-rottening notation... 1 E-1 m ... no one writes the scientific notation like that, not even bc :/

Euw... what a terrible collection of links. Swords, hobbits, Lilliputians. We should have at least some quantities that people are familiar with. I suggest we find out the lengths for:

  • length or height of a cat
  • length of average human baby
  • average human handspan (I'm 25 cm, but I'm upper end)

-- Tarquin 20:55 Jan 14, 2003 (UTC)

I agree, those would good ones to add. To follow the form I'm evolving, we also need some Sports references, if possible... JesseW 17:28, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Some IMO redundant ones[edit]

  • 15 cm — height of a Lilliputian from Gulliver's Travels
  • 89.0 cm — average adult height of a hobbit
    • Fictional characters are not relevent.
  • 50-65 cm — a pizote's tail
    • Part of not very well known animal?
  • 30.5 cm — 1 foot
  • 91.4 cm — 1 yard
    • If you rephrase them so they can go into the Conversions section, feel free.
  • 100 cm — 1 metre
    • Er, obvious, yes?

As you may have gathered by now, if you've seen any of the other pages in this series I've worked on, if you violently disagree with any of my choices above, feel free to re-add them. JesseW 17:28, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Apparent incorrectness[edit]

"90.0 cm — average length of a rapier, a fencing sword." The rapier article says 90 cm is the minimum length of a rapier blade.

Addendum: European dueling sword says "Rapiers ranged from 90 centimetres to 130 centimetres, averaging about 107 centimetres." All three values link to this page, which seems off… and also raises the question, what's the point of this page? -Ahruman 13:39, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Inconsistency[edit]

The image says "average human foot" is 28cm, but the list gives 29cm. 81.135.52.34 (talk) 15:22, 6 October 2010 (UTC)