Linear FootDate: 7/1/96 at 9:36:49 From: K. MacNeil Subject: Linear Foot I need to know how much a linear foot is. Thank you, Reta Rushton Date: 7/29/96 at 13:46:37 From: Doctor Mike Subject: Re: Linear Foot Hello, A "linear foot" is just a "foot" when used to measure certain things. This unit is used for pricing a product that does not have standard lengths. For instance, a store might sell you a 10-foot-long strip of carpet (Astroturf) for 10 dollars, or a 12.34-foot-long strip of it for $12.34, etc. They would advertise this product's pricing as one dollar per linear foot (lin. ft.). Mostly I see this kind of pricing at do-it-yourself supply stores. Other product examples are lumber that is not pre-cut to standard lengths, and prefab kitchen countertop that they cut just long enough to fit the width of your kitchen. I hope this is what you need. -Doctor Mike, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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