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How to Read a First Response EPT

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG levels in […]



How to Read Piano, Guitar & Vocal Sheet Music

Piano/vocal/guitar music is the name given to sheet music arranged for these three instruments. Unless you specifically purchase choir or band music, instrumental music or guitar tablature, you’re probably purchasing a piano/vocal guitar sheet. Music transcribers use this standard format to make the sheet music accessible to the widest range of musicians. Understanding how piano/vocal/guitar […]



Causes of Disk Read Errors

Disk read errors can indicate either a mechanical or software issue. Discovering the culprit for your error gives you the information needed to take pre-emptive action to save your data or fix an operating system gone awry. Before attempting to diagnose the problem, you should make a complete backup of your important data. This can […]



How to Read Tatting Abbreviations

Here’s the key to reading the abbreviations used in a tatting pattern. Recognize the basics: r(s) = ring(s); ch(s) = chain(s); p(s) = picot(s). Picots can be: sm p = small picot; lg p = large picot; or designated by just a – (dash) = picot. Learn the verbs: j = join; cl = close; […]



How to Read a Caliper in Inches

Calipers are measuring tools that are designed for extremely accurate and precise measurements. They are used for metal working, medicine, woodworking, making guns and other fields in which incredibly accurate measurements are necessary. Calipers are specially designed to measure things using two different tools, the main caliper and the vernier scale, which measures very small […]



How to Read a Quickvue Pregnancy Test

Doctors’ offices often use Quickvue pregnancy tests to confirm early pregnancy results. Many women prefer to get results in the comfort of their own homes, and Quickvue kits can be purchased for home use. This test is considered 99 percent accurate. It can be taken as little as seven days after becoming pregnant. However, most […]



How to Read a Turbo Boost Gauge

Turbo-charged engines are becoming more popular as smaller engine packages are utilizing external components to increase the power output that an engine can produce. A turbocharged engine is equipped with a rotating compressor that uses exhaust gases to generate huge amounts of compressed air for the engine to burn during combustion. Because a turbo takes […]



How to Read an Architectural Metric Engineer Scale

Blueprints use a ratio or scale to show that the image is smaller or larger than the actual size. The ratio is typically represented using a ratio such as “1:100” or “1:2.5” depending on the type of blueprint. A scale is also a type of ruler that uses a ratio to measure blueprints without the […]



How to Read a Mini DVD-RW

A mini DVD-RW disk is a recordable disk that is about half the physical size of a regular DVD-RW. Because of this, it can store about half of the total amount of data that a regular DVD-RW can store. All computer DVD drive disk trays have a small indentation inside of them for the purpose […]



How to Read a Pivot Table

Pivot tables allow you to create an organized summary of data within a spreadsheet. Pivot tables can calculate data by addition, average, counting and other calculations. A data set is summarized in a chart format which can be updated whenever the data set is updated. A pivot table can include multiple columns and rows from […]



How to Read Measurements on a Dress Shirt

Men’s shirt sizing isn’t always clear cut, especially when you’re used to looking simply for small, medium or large. Knowing your measurements takes the guess work out of shirt shopping and helps you find the right fit every time. Breaking Down the Numbers Dress-shirt sizing typically features two numbers that represent key measurements. Neck Size […]



How to Get Paid for Reading Books

Reading books is a relaxing hobby, but it’s also an ideal way to earn money. Most jobs that involve reading books also require writing assignments or related proofreading tasks. Some employees who read books as part of their daily responsibilities work for companies or agencies, while others outsource their services as freelance agents. As a […]



How to Read a Water Meter

Knowing how to read your water meter can help you detect leaks, as well as help you monitor your household’s water use on a daily or weekly basis. Most meters resemble a clock face with an inset odometer, although older models have faces with six small dials and the newest models are digital. All read […]



How to Read a Sundial

Sundials have been used since ancient times to tell the time of day. They use shadows cast by a gnomon onto a chart of times on the dial. Differences in global positioning need to be accounted for to read the sun dial correctly if you want to know the exact clock time. Look at the […]