But if he had to do it your way it might take him longer than you took.the builder did it in one tenth the time with his framing square.. LOL
My new favorite response when fixing the electrical installations of handymen and carpenters applies here:I've met sparkies I know don't know a hypotenuse from a rhombus....so give me some examples
That is true around here too. Most of the guys running wire, conduit and mounting boxes don't know algebra and barely know simple arithmetic. The foreman knows how to measure, subtract, add and divide, but that's about it too. Back at the office or headquarters they have an engineer that figures all the tough stuff out like algebra, trigonometry and geometry....he's the one that writes out the scope of work and procedures for everyone else.My new favorite response when fixing the electrical installations of handymen and carpenters applies here:
This is something an apprentice learns in the first year.
In this area you can't enter the program without passing an algebra test. Many of the guys on sites are laborers. They know how to set boxes, drill holes and pull wires, but not much else.