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Homework Help: Average Diameter of a Grain

  1. Sep 29, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the Average Grain Diameter

    2. Relevant equations
    d= C/NLM

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My instructor hasn't defined what C or M are. I could easily solve this equation if I just knew which numbers I am supposed to substitute in for C and M. NL is the average number of intercepted grains determined by a 3, 3.5in line strategy. The number I have for it is 2.8grains/in.

    Any clues on to what C and M could stand for?
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  3. Sep 29, 2010 #2
    Attached is the handout given to me that gives an example of what I am supposed to do on my assignment. Relevant information is on pages 9,10,11.

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  4. Sep 29, 2010 #3


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    Hmm. That's weird that they don't seem to define C or M. Even in the paper you posted, they just seem to throw them into that equation without any description that I can see.

    I tried to see if Google could help, and it may be of help (but I didn't have time to go through all the hits yet). I Googled d=C/NM +grain, and got some good hits. Maybe have a look through some of the hits to see if they use that equation at all:


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