distances … measuring how far … or how close!
In our age of precision, we have learned that … we strive for precision but that … actually, statistically, nothing is perfectly exact.
We ordinarily say that 1 mile is equal to 1.6 kilometers and that 1 kilometer is .6 of a mile.
For most practical purposes, this is sufficient. This is, in Donald Winnicott’s terms, “good enough.” … Maybe even better, in the circumstances, than precision down the scale:
What’s the equivalence?
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((A meter equals 39.37 inches. Their house has floor space of 200 square meters. A square meter is equal to 1.196 square yards.)) And then there are other meters, too … like parking meters … electricity and gas meters …
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One hundred centimeters …
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