Question about Swanson 119 High Visibility Speed Square

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Run is alway 12".

Example 4" (rise)/12" (run)

Measure 4" on one leg of the square and 12" on the other leg. Connect the points and there your angle.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Without knowing some more information, such as either the angle between Front Street and Second Avenue or the length of the third side (or the picture "shown at the right"), this question is impossible to answer.

I can say that it must be at least 186 meters.

I can say that it must be at least 186 meters.

Dec 03, 2012 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

If you have learned about the trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine and tangent) you can use the tangent of the angle.

Let your run be to the right ( along the positive x-axis) and the rise be upwards along the positive y-axis. The tangent of the angle is

tan (theta)=rise/run=7.5/12

If the calculator is set with angle unit in degrees, the angle is obtained as the arc tangent of the (rise/run) value.

theta= arctan(7.5/12)=32.00538321 or about 32 degrees.

The arctan is the inverse of tan. To access it on the calculator press [2nd F][tan]

Depending on the calculator (sorry I do not have your model under my eyes)

Press**[2nd F][tan] ( 7.5/12) [=] **

or

**7.5/12 =** then** [2nd F][tan] [ALPHA][Ans] [=]**

Let your run be to the right ( along the positive x-axis) and the rise be upwards along the positive y-axis. The tangent of the angle is

tan (theta)=rise/run=7.5/12

If the calculator is set with angle unit in degrees, the angle is obtained as the arc tangent of the (rise/run) value.

theta= arctan(7.5/12)=32.00538321 or about 32 degrees.

The arctan is the inverse of tan. To access it on the calculator press [2nd F][tan]

Depending on the calculator (sorry I do not have your model under my eyes)

Press

or

Jan 21, 2012 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

If you have learned about the trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine and tangent) you can use the tangent of the angle.

Let your run be to the right ( along the positive x-axis) and the rise be upwards along the positive y-axis. The tangent of the angle is

tan (theta)=rise/run=7.5/12

If the calculator is set with angle unit in degrees, the angle is obtained as the arc tangent of the (rise/run) value.

theta= arctan(7.5/12)=32.00538321 or about 32 degrees.

The arctan is the inverse of tan. To access it on the calculator press [2nd F][tan]

Depending on the calculator (sorry I do not have your model under my eyes)

Press**[2nd F][tan] ( 7.5/12) [=] **

or

**7.5/12 =** then** [2nd F][tan] [ALPHA][Ans] [=]**

Let your run be to the right ( along the positive x-axis) and the rise be upwards along the positive y-axis. The tangent of the angle is

tan (theta)=rise/run=7.5/12

If the calculator is set with angle unit in degrees, the angle is obtained as the arc tangent of the (rise/run) value.

theta= arctan(7.5/12)=32.00538321 or about 32 degrees.

The arctan is the inverse of tan. To access it on the calculator press [2nd F][tan]

Depending on the calculator (sorry I do not have your model under my eyes)

Press

or

Jan 21, 2012 | Sharp EL-501WBBL Calculator

To square up a mite saw blade, you need to eeither move the table or adjust it to be square if it is out in the mitre angle, or if it is out in the bevel angle the whole saw head needs to be adjusted, and this is done via the bevel adjustment at the back of the saw. There may be a bevel stop bolt to return the saw back to 90 degrees if moved to a different bevel angle. Usually the blade itself is not adjusted bu either the saw table or the bevel angle of the saw head itself to correct these issues.

Feb 28, 2011 | Hitachi Garden

This continues to be the most commonly asked about Curious Village puzzle on FixYa (with a quick search revealing several pages of answers)

As the hints state, all but one square is tilted and each pin can only be used once

The hints also give you the location of three squares and tell you the size and angle of another two squares

As an extra hint, none of the three small tilted squares mentioned in the hints overlap each other (knowing this gives you the location of one more square and just two possible locations for another)

From here, the rest should be easy (with eight pins to form two squares)

Make sure to use all the pins (all squares must have a pin in each corner)

A picture of the solution can be seen here if you need it

http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle100.html

As the hints state, all but one square is tilted and each pin can only be used once

The hints also give you the location of three squares and tell you the size and angle of another two squares

As an extra hint, none of the three small tilted squares mentioned in the hints overlap each other (knowing this gives you the location of one more square and just two possible locations for another)

From here, the rest should be easy (with eight pins to form two squares)

Make sure to use all the pins (all squares must have a pin in each corner)

A picture of the solution can be seen here if you need it

http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle100.html

Dec 16, 2010 | Nintendo Professor Layton & the Curious...

This continues to be the most commonly asked about Curious Village puzzle on FixYa (a quick search finds several pages of answers)

As the hints state, all but one square is tilted and each pin can only be used once

The hints also give you the location of three squares and tell you the size and angle of another two squares

As an extra hint, none of the three small tilted squares mentioned in the hints overlap each other (knowing this gives you the location of one more square and just two possible locations for another)

From here, the rest should be easy (with eight pins to form two squares)

Make sure to use all the pins (all squares must have a pin in each corner)

A picture of the solution can be seen here if you need it

http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle100.html

As the hints state, all but one square is tilted and each pin can only be used once

The hints also give you the location of three squares and tell you the size and angle of another two squares

As an extra hint, none of the three small tilted squares mentioned in the hints overlap each other (knowing this gives you the location of one more square and just two possible locations for another)

From here, the rest should be easy (with eight pins to form two squares)

Make sure to use all the pins (all squares must have a pin in each corner)

A picture of the solution can be seen here if you need it

http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle100.html

Jun 06, 2010 | Nintendo Professor Layton & the Curious...

The 1 to 12 marks are the rise of the roof pitch in 12 feet. 1 would be 1 foot rise in 12 feet, 2 would be a 2 foot rise in 12 feet and so on to the max of 12 foot rise in 12 feet.

Feb 02, 2010 | Stanley 46 - 050 10 - 3/4" x 6" Quick...

take a framing square sit it on base plate and adjust till its square and level with that angle.works same with table saws also hope that helps ya

Nov 28, 2009 | Hitachi C12LSH 12" Sliding Dual Compound...

Use a framing square with a set of angle gages (or stops) on it. The protractor can be used but it will take a lot of flipping and changing. The normal settings are 8" rise and 10" tread.

Oct 18, 2009 | General Tools 17 Square Head Protractor

Use Pythagorus. Measure the horizontal length from the plumb ridge cut to the position where the horizontal birds mouth touches the top plate on the wall closest to the ridge. This point should be 1 1/2" in from the outside edge of the wall. This is your run.

Now measure the vertical height from the top of your wall plate to the where the bottom of your vertical cut from the rafter will end up on your ridge. This is your rise.

A squared plus B squared equals C squared. Get your calculator out, if the run is 12 feet and the rise is 4 feet, then 12 squared (144) + 4 squared (16) equals 160. The square root of 160 is 12.65 ft. or 12 feet 7.79" long. There are other ways, but this is most accurate. Make sure your ridge is parallel to you wall.

Now measure the vertical height from the top of your wall plate to the where the bottom of your vertical cut from the rafter will end up on your ridge. This is your rise.

A squared plus B squared equals C squared. Get your calculator out, if the run is 12 feet and the rise is 4 feet, then 12 squared (144) + 4 squared (16) equals 160. The square root of 160 is 12.65 ft. or 12 feet 7.79" long. There are other ways, but this is most accurate. Make sure your ridge is parallel to you wall.

Sep 29, 2009 | Stanley 46 - 050 10 - 3/4" x 6" Quick...

Dec 10, 2017 | Measuring Tools & Sensors

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