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A dash, a pinch and a smidgen

What is a Dash, Pinch, Smidgen and Nip?

A dash of this, a pinch of that - they're terms we've all seen in recipes. What exactly do they mean, though?Old-fashioned measurements explainedThese measurements don't have precise, fixed definitions, but there is a general consensus amongst baking experts about what they mean...


One hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollars

How Much is a TRILLION?

A trillion is one million million and has twelve zeroes: 1,000,000,000,000.Fast facts:On 2 August 2018, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S company to reach a market cap of $1 trillion. Two years later its value had doubled ...


Writing notes

How to Write Feet and Inches

There are two popular ways of writing feet: the abbreviation “ft.” or the single apostrophe (′). Inches can be represented using “in.” or with a double apostrophe (″). As an example, five feet, ten inches could be written as 5 ft. 10 in or 5′10″...


A pedometer looking up the number of steps

How Many Miles is 10,000 Steps?

For an individual of average height, 10,000 steps equate to around 4 ½ miles of walking, or 6 miles of running. Such a person has an average stride length of between 2.1 to 2.5 feet, meaning they would take approximately 2,250 steps to walk a mile...


Measuring tape

How to Calculate Square Footage

Whether you're shopping for carpet, or planning a landscaping or home improvement project, one essential concept is calculating square footage. Join us as we discuss the steps involved in the process.Square Footage Calc...


Saving Tips for Young People
As I look back to my younger years, I remember finding it difficult to decide on an effective saving strategy and to know how much money I should be putting aside. There were items I wanted to save for and buy, and I had to weigh up the benefits of setting aside more money for them against short-ter...

How Much Does a Cubic Yard Weigh?
1 cubic yard of topsoil commonly weighs between 2,000 and 2,700 pounds, depending on composition and moisture content. Similarly, 1 cubic yard of sand commonly weighs between 2,700 and 3,300 pounds.When calculating the weight of a cubic yard of material in pounds or tons, you need to factor in the d...

Compound Interest Formula With Examples
Compound interest, or 'interest on interest', is calculated using the compound interest formula. The formula for compound interest is A = P(1 + r/n)^nt, where P is the principal balance, r is the interest rate, n is the number of times interest is com...

What is the Difference Between Nominal, Effective and APR Interest Rates?
Whether you're paying interest on a debt or earning interest on savings and investments, the nominal interest rate is the figure used before considering inflation. Nominal interest rates are the ones advertised on financial products, but once they are adjusted for inflation, these can go up or down ...

How Much is a Ton?
A ton (t) is a unit of mass (i.e. weight) equivalent to 2000 pounds, or 910kg. It differs from the 'tonne', which weighs 1000kg. Both the short ton and long ton are equivalent to 20 hundredweight, but with the hundredweight defined differently under each system...



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