Thu, 21 Feb 2013 7:00p.m.
There's a sign at the entrance to the eastern Bay of Plenty town of Whakatane that's welcoming for tourists, but not tradesmen.
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2/03/2013 11:48:06 p.m.
B D wrote:
Living in Tauranga and having done work in whakatane these guys need to realise that if companies can price in milage and time to get guys to whakatane and stil beat contractors in whakatane they need to have a look at their pricing. This Dennis guy is a muppet, stuck his nose in or job almost daily having a grizzle, and when we hired him to do the painting and plastering it was horrendous! well done on looking like a dick head Dennis, self appointed sherrif.
25/02/2013 4:23:04 p.m.
Ian Johnson wrote:
Here we go again!
Ray - yep, use a compass. Face North (a direction of 0deg). Which way is South? Yep, that's right, 180deg. Try it facing any direction. Head East if you like (direction 90deg). Which way is West? 270deg - a turn of 180deg. Come on people!
Those saying it is a 360deg turn on the roundabout. That's sort of true in terms of the turn made *on* the roundabout, but you are forgetting to include the left turns you have to make to get on and off the roundabout. Which add up to a 180deg turn overall *at* the roundabout.
A u-turn is a 180deg turn. You could go round the roundabout fifty times if you like. But, overall, if go back the way you came, you have made a 180deg turn.
25/02/2013 12:16:14 p.m.
It's not a 360° turn - when you complete a right-hand turn at a roundabout, you begin by turning 90° to the left which is the same thing as a -90° right turn, and then do another one to exit the roundabout. So -90° + 360° + -90° = 180°
25/02/2013 11:38:55 a.m.
Geometry and Rithmetic wrote:
Following the logic on your show - turn onto roundabout (90 Degrees), then go right round the roundabout (360 Degrees) and turn off back to Tauranga (90 Degrees). This adds up to 540 Degrees of turns. Have a nice day.
25/02/2013 10:34:32 a.m.
I think the trademen who created the sign need to re check the degrees required to have the out of town tradesmen exit Whakatane, as I think they will find a 180 degree U-turn will achieve a better result than the current instruction of a 360 degree detour around the roundabout then continue to drive to their next Whakatane job.
25/02/2013 9:23:29 a.m.
in todays economy, you are never going to stop people shopping for the best price,if that means out of town then thats what will happen, however it should not be to much to expect council/government jobs be kept local, Mayor Tony Bonne said that ALOT of the work is kept local, well the University which has just been built in Whakatane, i drive past every morning and the only local tradies i saw working on that were Tracks concrete and ESP technology there are 22 electricains in our local phone book that could have been used, using out of town also means that local retail lose out as well because out of towners tend to bring all their product with them not buy here,Good On Dennis Davies for speaking out, however if the likes of Tauranga, Rotorua and even Hamilton are able to have a lower price than the locals maybe our local tradies should be looking into that, because surely labour and mileage would be more when you are paying for people to travel for an HR+ to get to the job. as for the 360 thing, get over it! and look at the issue this person is raising instead of nit picking how he chose to word his sign, alot of people agree alot disagree, the point is we all know what he means.
25/02/2013 9:23:28 a.m.
22/02/2013 8:07:42 p.m.
re the 360 degree on a roundabout, if as your maths whiz stats is corect you stil wont do a 360 , as you dont actally leave on the same side of the road as you enter. thus not completing the circle
22/02/2013 7:39:40 p.m.
John Boland wrote:
Point is. if you walk to a spot and rotate on that spot 180 degrees then you are pointing back the way you came.
If you walk in a circle you have to walk around 360 degrees to return to where you started.
The 180 and 360 degrees arguments are for different scenarios.
22/02/2013 7:35:43 p.m.
Your expert was not quite correct, to do a 360 degree turn around a roundabout you have to travel to the point you started, as you leave aroundabout before you reach the point you entered. so you might be doing 350 degrees if you are lucky
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