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# What is the length of the string used to make all the stitches on a baseball?

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According to the Roanoke College C&E News Summary of March 29, 1999: "Who has ever seriously considered what goes in to making baseballs? To Rawlings, this knowledge is excrutiatingly important. Today, instructiouns call for a cork nucleus that weighs exactly 0.5 oz and is 2.86 to 2.94 inches in diameter. It is to be incased in two thin rubber layers - one black, one red - and weigh a total of 7/8 oz. This nucleus is then machine-wound under high, consistent tension with 121 yards of four-ply blue-gray wool, 45 yards of three-ply white wool yarn, 53 more yards of three-ply blue-gray wool yarn and 150 yards of fine white polyester-cotton blend yarn. THis is coated with rubber cement before the cover is put on. The cover consistes of two pieces of elongated figure-eight-shaped white cowhide, dampened to permit strething, which is then handstiched together with 216 raised stitches, using 88 inches of red cotton thread. Finally, the ball is rolled for 15 seconds while still slightly damp so the seams are even and reasonable flat.
At this point, the balls are still not ready for the big league. Balls are selected at random from each shipment and shot from an air cannon at 85 feet per second at a wall made of northern white ash (the wood used to make bats). Each tested ball must bounce back at between 0.514 and 0.578 of its original speed to be suitably lively for Major League Baseball."

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increase the length of the string means decrease the tension in the string, therefore as the tension decreases the frequency will drop due to loosen of the string.

Yes you can. It might make it slightly harder for the dentist to remove but will not be a problem. Grow a pair.

Halv that given number,Make a square that has that half number as the length of a side.Stretch the string across the diagonal of the square from corner to corner.The length of the string is the square root of the given number

You can make dropped stitches, which are super simple if you know how to do yarn overs.

tie the string around the bar magnet and let the bar magnet move freely. hope it helped

Here are some sentences.What is the length of that pool?She measured the length of her living room.

Yes, because there might be a weight difference. also, it depends on how fast you make the string swing. for more info. better to read more about it or make some research....

Shorten the string. Shorter strings make higher pitches (e.g. violin); longer strings make lower pitches (e.g. double bass).

Most stitches now a days are synthetic...so no

No, because with stitches in your head, they can get undone and make you bleed

This process is called increase. You can increase stitches by one when you knit in both the front and the back of a stitch, thus turning a single stitch into two stitches.

A String is a variable that represents a list, or array, of characters. They are normally assigned using double quotes (""). When using strings you must import string header file#include and then an example of a stringstring mystring = "This is a string";This give the variable 'mystring' a value of "This is a string".A string can also be referred to as an array of characterschar string [10];Would make the variable string to an array of characters with length ten.

Millimeters is length, grams is weight. Depending on how thin a string you can make it in, 50 grams can be pretty much any length.

The frequency of a string depends on its length, linear density, and tension. Most musical instruments are designed to make it easy to quickly change the tension; this will tune the instrument, or rather, the corresponding string.

-Cast on 50 stitches on size 8 needles -Use garter stitch or rib stitch to add length until the scarf reaches the desired length -Cast off all stitches -To dress up the scarf: add tassels on the ends, make stripes by changing colors, or use a fancy yarn (such as eyelash)

You can't make string, you have to kill a spider and they will drop string. Good Luck!

The harp player plucks a string and it vibrates at a certain frequency, depending on the length of the string. The shorter the string, the higher the pitch. The volume can be determined on how hard the string is plucked. The harp is made of wood because wood resonates well. A pedal can be attached in order to make each string higher by shortening it by a certain amount.

The MLB has a minimum salary of approximately \$400,000.

To figure out how to increase 13 stitches evenly across 100 stitches, you divide 100 by 13, which gives you 7.7. This means you want to increase every 7 or 8 stitches. It doesn't matter exactly where the increases are placed as long as they're distributed throughout the 100 stitches instead of all in one place. This will make for a nice even increase instead of a bulge in one place. Be sure to count the stitches at the end of the row to make sure you now have a total of 113.

You make string with a roller that shapes it while you feed wool in to it.

mm is a unit of length; it doesn't make sense to convert it to dollars. Unless you have something measured by length, such as a string, which has a specific cost per meter or per mm.

It depends on the yarn and how long you want your piece to be. Make a gauge patch (knit a square about 4"x4"). Lay a ruler on your work horizontally and count how many stitches are in 4". (If the square wound up smaller than 4", use 3" instead). Now you have a ratio 4" (or 3") : n stitches. Stitches to cast on = (desired length * n)/4 (or 3)

to make higher pitch tense the string and to make lower pitch loose the string

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