Back many years ago when I was a Journeyman Tool&Die Maker , a young apprentice sheepishly walked over to me and asked what the fraction .378/.375 meant.

Knowing what the fraction meant, I jokingly told him it would be 1.008--a little over an inch.

He said

I then walked over to where he was working and explained that the dimension had to be .375- .376- .377 or .378. No greater or smaller.

He was very relieved.

Knowing what the fraction meant, I jokingly told him it would be 1.008--a little over an inch.

He said

*"well I killed it !"*I then walked over to where he was working and explained that the dimension had to be .375- .376- .377 or .378. No greater or smaller.

He was very relieved.

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