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How to Read Tractor Tire Sizes

Even the tires on your trusty tractor eventually need to be replaced. Whether it is from natural wear and tear or from accidental damage, you need to know the size of your tires to replace them. You may have noticed that tractor tires are marked differently from the tires on your car or truck. While […]



How to Read ISBN Numbers

An ISBN number is an International Standard Book Number. The ISBN is a unique identifying number for published books, cassettes, videos, DVDs and software. The ISBN identifies the publisher, the region where the publisher is located and the work that is published. An ISBN for a publication prior to 2007 would be a 10-digit number […]



How to Read a Civil Scale Ruler

As engineers are designing roads, topographical structures and water mains, they use scales (size reduction) to transfer the design concept to a manageable size set of drawings that provide two- or three-dimensional representation of the project. Civil or engineer rulers (scales) refer to the tools that engineers and plan reviewers use to measure these projects […]



3 Tips for Reading Cosmetic Labels

eHow Style Blog Cosmetic labels and ingredient lists can be quite confusing and intimidating, especially when they are filled with claims and?unpronounceable words. But it’s important to learn to read labels so you know what you are putting on your body and can verify if a product is really worth the money. Here are three […]



Synonym & Antonym Activities for 3rd Grade

Third-grade language arts standards require students to understand meanings of words and relationships between words that have similar meanings and words with opposite meanings. Synonym and antonym activities aid in mastery of this expectation by increasing the vocabularies of students. As they learn to distinguish between synonyms and antonyms, third-graders can better tackle the words […]



How to Read a Mechanical Blueprint

Blueprints are a set of schematic drawings of a project that contractors will use to install, maintain or troubleshoot a structure. Mechanical blueprints illustrate the characteristics and features of the intended product in explicit detail. These drawings render the subject from a number of different perspectives and levels of depth. For example, a mechanical blueprint […]



What Can Affect a Pulse Oximeter Reading?

[IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/cme_public_images/www_ehow_com/i.ehow.com/images/a04/ua/b3/can-affect-pulse-oximeter-reading_-800×800.jpg [/IMG] www.daviddarling.info/images/pulse_oximeter.jpg The Device The pulse oximeter measures the oxygen saturation in the patient’s blood instead of directly through a blood sample and differences of blood volume in the skin. The process creates a photoplethysmograph (PPG) that gives a volumetric measurement of an organ optically. A medical monitor shows the patient’s oxygenation and/or […]



How to Read Soccer Odds

Wagering bets on sporting events can add a shot of adrenalin to a quiet night in as you cheer your team (and your money) onto victory. Soccer is one of many sports you can wager bets on via online betting sites (outside the U.S.) or through regulated betting shops. However, soccer odds typically have a […]



How to Read a Kilowatt Hour Meter

Electrical power is measured in watts, and one thousand watts are known as a kilowatt. The electric utility charges by the kilowatt hour, a unit of one thousand watts per hour. When appliances in your home draw electricity from the power line, it moves through a meter, turning gears whose movements are recorded by numbered […]



The Average Words Per Minute Reading Speed

A reader’s average reading speed per minute depends on the age, education level and the fluency level of the individual. Fluency refers to the ability of an individual to read quickly and to accurately comprehend written materials. Reading Development If a student starts reading early, her average reading speed per minute will increase with age. […]



How to Read a Bubble Level

Whether you’re a professional carpenter or a do-it-yourselfer, a bubble level is a must-have tool. Also called a spirit level, this tool helps to keep your projects perfectly horizontal or vertical — level or plumb. Commonly used levels typically have two glass tubes, one to determine level and the other for plumb. For most around-the-home […]



How to Read Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic is a popular programming language and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating Windows applications and components. Standard Visual Basic stopped being sold at Version 6 and has been replaced with VB.NET, a version of Visual Basic standardized for the .NET framework, which can be used for various applications, including Web applications, Windows […]



How to Read Blue Screen of Death Minidump Files

The Blue Screen of Death and the accompanying error message that "A problem has been detected…" is a dreaded occurrence for Microsoft Windows users, especially since the information given in the message rarely seems helpful. Even computer-savvy people require tools to decipher the error codes and hexadecimal addresses. Fortunately, tools are available that will help […]



My Computer Won’t Read My SD Card

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are small devices that make it convenient to store information. However, much like other memory devices, they can malfunction, causing them to be unreadable on the computer. This occurs when the files become corrupted due to viruses or the SD card has been incorrectly removed from a device. Fortunately, you […]



How to Read a Wattmeter

A wattmeter measures the electrical usage rate in watts, and describes the amount of power used over a given period of time. Your electrical meter is one familiar wattmeter. Another common wattmeter plugs in between your wall-socket and a household device, such as a toaster or television set. Recently available larger devices effectively duplicate your […]



How to Read Industrial Wiring Diagrams

Learning to read industrial wiring diagrams can help ensure that you don’t make a costly mistake when dealing with industrial electronics. Industrial wiring diagrams use slightly different symbols than ordinary wiring diagrams. The symbols within a wiring diagram indicate which components should be placed in which positions, and are therefore vital to the correct functioning […]



How to Read Blueprints of Buildings

Blueprints are a set of drawings that guide architects and builders on how to construct a building. Because buildings are large, blueprints are drawn to scale, meaning they are drawn smaller than the actual building measurements but are drawn in correct proportion to each other. Blueprints are often created using computer assisted design, or CAD, […]



How to Read Basic EKG

Cardiac output is important to a patient because if the heart is not functioning properly there may not be enough oxygen pumped through the body. The electrocardiogram is a noninvasive procedure using ultrasound waves that charts the rate and rhythmic pulse of the heart over time. (Each small box on the EKG paper spans .04 […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills in 10 Steps

Have you ever sat and read the same sentence in a textbook over and over without getting anything from it? Now that you’re in college, the information you get from reading textbooks is often necessary for your success on tests. That’s why knowing how to approach reading for college is important. The following steps will […]