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I agree that it is unitless either way, I was more concerned with what is
"normal practice", i.e. how they are used to seeing this expressed on metric
drawings.  I am developing a software program to create standard tables for
an industrial client where various settings are dependent on roof slope.
Since the client has operations here and in Europe the program functions in
both English and Metric.  I simply wanted to produce a "familiar" interface,
which judging from the various responses is not as standard as here in the
US.

Paul Feather

P.S.  thank you to all who responded

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 5:25 PM
Subject: RE: Metric Roof Slope


> Roof slope, expressed as, 2:12, is unitless since it is the same if both
> numerator and denominator were in inches, feet, mm, metres, rods,
furlongs,
> miles, kilometres, etc.  I would hope that you are not referring to a
slope
> of 2-inches in 12-feet.
>
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
>
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