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Double division inversée de 0 à 180°

English translation: twin inverted scales, 0–180°

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French term or phrase:Double division inversée de 0 à 180°
English translation:twin inverted scales, 0–180°
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07:53 Oct 31, 2007
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French term or phrase: Double division inversée de 0 à 180°
Hi what does 'double division inversée' mean?

see http://www.manutan.fr/rapporteur-d-39-angle-1885-_123M580.ht...

Many thanks
ionalee
Local time: 00:54
twin inverted scales, 0–180°
Explanation:
If you look at the picture of the protractor, you can see that its scale is marked in degrees form 0 to 180, and also carries an inverse scale reading the other way round, i.e. from 180 to 0°

(this is fairly standard on such instruments)
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Tony M
France
Local time: 00:54
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Really helpful, thank you very much
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double division inversée de 0 à 180°
twin inverted scales, 0–180°


Explanation:
If you look at the picture of the protractor, you can see that its scale is marked in degrees form 0 to 180, and also carries an inverse scale reading the other way round, i.e. from 180 to 0°

(this is fairly standard on such instruments)

Tony M
France
Local time: 00:54
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Grading comment
Really helpful, thank you very much

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Bashiqa
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Bashiqa!

agree  Charles Hawtrey: It simply depends which side of the sliding ruler you are using for a given measurement. Just a question of convenience.
1 day2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Charles! In this case, it's a protractor, so you need to start both cw and acw, of course...
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