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# Fractodometer

Odometer tells you how far you have gone in fractions
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Just drove up from Florida to New York, and what I did to keep occupied (apart from driving) was work out what fraction of the journey had gone. eg, 100 miles = 1/12, 200 miles = 16, 450 miles = 3/8. I would enter my starting and ending destination, and use GPS to determing exactly what fraction of the juurney is left, taking into consideration any detours I make
 — senatorjam, Aug 05 2003

It would be cute if it used real fractions -- e.g
1546 / 2941
rather than decimals.
 — phundug, Aug 05 2003

She: Well, finally. Here we are! Just look at that canyon! what an amazing sight!
He: Um, honey...something's wrong. The fractometer only reads 19/20. I think we must've missed part of the trip.
She: What're you talking about? The Grand Canyon is right in front of us!
He: <shifting the car into reverse> It must've been that detour we had to take at Flagstaff. We've got to go back and complete the trip.
She: Let me out of this car right now!
 — beauxeault, Aug 05 2003

damn, I thought this was a fractal-meter, which would warrant a +, this is.. math.
 — neilp, Aug 05 2003

I dunno. We usually pace ourselves by those road signs that say, for example, "Grand Canyon 2,000 miles."
 — DrCurry, Aug 05 2003

I think the title should be "Fractiodometer" rather than "Fractodometer," but then, that's just me.
 — bristolz, Aug 05 2003

Or part of you anyway.
 — angel, Aug 05 2003

Actually, I thought it ought to be called the Floridometer.
 — DrCurry, Aug 05 2003

I first misread this as having something to do with fractals - so the closer you look at the dial, the more accurately it tells you how far you have travelled (ie. kilometres, metres, centimetres, millimetres, micrometres, nanometres ad infinitum).
 — vigilante, Aug 05 2003

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