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#1 posted 05-09-2018 09:36 PM

I am trying to build a table with tracks to help me hold things down, I have a measurement between the 2 outside tracks that is 49 13/16 I would like to add 8 equally spaced tracks between the outside tracks and for the life of me I cant figure out where to place each track to have equal space between them. can someone that has more math skills than me help me figure this out?

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- dawgsfan

Available width between two outside tracks is 49 13/16ths. You want 8 equally spaced tracks in the middle. So, with 8 equally spaced tracks, you need to cut nine filler strips of MDF. The tracks are 3/4 wide. Cut the MDF strips to a width of 5.535-inches wide. Subtract 5 from 5.535 and you get 0.535 inches. How do you convert 0.535 inches into sixteenths? Multiply 0.535 times 16 = 8.6. Hard to read between 8/16ths and 9/16ths. How to convert 0.535 inches into 32nds? Multiple 0.535 times 32 = 17.1. So, 5.535 inches is very close to 5-17/32nds. Nine strips each 5-17/32nds wide, will get you to 49.781 inches, about 0.003-inches less than 49-13/16ths.

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