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How to Read a Weighing Scale

There are several different types of weighing scales, all used to weigh different things. The easiest kind to read is the digital scale, but an older scale can involve slides, rotating needles and multiple measurements that need to be added together. Learning to decipher all types of scale readings can help in classes, jobs and […]



How to Read a Vernier Scale on the Theodolite

Perhaps you have seen a team of surveyors decked out in their orange vests along the roadside viewing the land through what looks like a telescope. That telescope is actually a theodolite, a tool used to measure angles that is not exclusive to surveying crews. Since the 17th century, theodolites have been the primary tool […]



How to Read Receipts

With every purchase from in-store or online content, you will receive a receipt that explains, in detail, what you purchased, where you bought it and the grand total of the items. Reading your receipt correctly can help you check if you were overcharged on any items, if you bought items you did not want or […]



How to Read Bus Time Schedules

Getting around a strange city without a car can be a simple task when you’re equipped with a map of the area’s bus routes. A glance at a bus timetable can leave uninitiated riders scratching their heads trying to decipher a checkerboard of times and places. Finding your destination on the chart along with the […]



How to Read Clothes Labels for Care Instructions

It’s so disappointing to ruin a nice clothing item in the wash. The best way to avoid ruining your clothing is to read the clothing labels and taking care of the clothes according to the label. Here is a guide for reading clothes labels for care instructions. Most clothing labels will have written instructions and […]



How to Sight-Read Choir Music

Most choral groups require their members to sight-read music. Sight reading requires the ability to look at an unfamiliar piece of written music and sing the notes assigned to the singer’s part. It calls for a knowledge of musical notation and a good ear for rhythm and intervals. As with any other art, learning to […]



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 Do Vending Machines Read Money?

If phones are smart then vending machines are brilliant. Vending machines have been reading money, making change and selecting the correct product since the late 19th century, dispensing soda, snacks and other sundries. Reading money Pre-digital vending machines used a magnetic head to read the ink on a dollar bill. They also identified coins by […]



Instructions for E-Reader

An E-Reader is obviously convenient in that you can store many books inside without having the luxury of shelf space. While this device may seem intimidating to someone with little electronics experience, it is actually quite simple to use. Once you learn the correct functions and corresponding buttons, you will be able to master your […]



Dangerous Blood Sugar Readings

Foods that contain sugar or carbohydrates provide the body with blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, which is vital to good health. The pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that bonds with the blood sugar and allows it to be converted to food for our brain and energy for our body. It continually monitors […]



Tutorial for Reading Wiring & Electrical Prints

A blueprint or schematic represents an architect’s plan for construction of a building. The schematic contains technical drawings indicating the placement of electrical outlets, wiring, light fixtures and the building’s other structural components. By studying the print, an engineer or homeowner can determine where important fixtures like a single-pole light switch, doorbell or thermostat are […]



Do You Crab During High or Low Tide?

Crabbing is the practice of catching crabs in the ocean, usually by means of a net, crab trap or crab pot. It is popular in locations on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S., including Oregon, Northern California and Maryland. While crabbing is not difficult, conducting a research into the ideal places and […]



How to Read Handbell Notation

Playing in a handbell choir can be a rewarding way for a beginning musician to get involved in a group. Though it requires some music reading ability, you do not need to be an advanced music reader to play. Typically, a handbell player is responsible for two to four notes on a staff of music. […]



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 Percussion Sheet Music

You can learn drumming by ear, but learning to read percussion sheet music will help you grow as a musician. Often, drumming requires you to play intricate rhythms on several drums at once. Percussion sheet music makes it easier for you to learn from other, more-experienced musicians and allows you to precisely write down the […]



Reading Comprehension Test Tips

Reading comprehension is an important aspect of academic ability and is a common section on standardized tests such as the SAT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT. Reading comprehension test sections typically involve reading a passage on a certain subject and then answering several questions based on the passage. Following these tips helps you prepare and improves […]