Last week Jean-Francois Delasalle sent this to approximately thirty measurers. He is conducting a survey. The preliminary results are interesting.
With his permission I am posting it here.
Please answer the question below. Do NOT post it on this Bulletin Board. Send your answer directly to riegelpete at aol.com
The deadline for answers is March 13 at 23:59 hours.
Results will be posted here on March 14.
No names will be posted in the results. Your answer will be anonymous.
Here is the question:
During a recent meeting with several measurers we had a discussion about the following small theoretical problem :
"You measure the distance between two nails hammered in the road with a steel tape by two German measurers . You find 463,86 meters . The temperature is 4°Celsius.
What is the length of this calibration course?"