Calling all fourth-graders

I bet you could answer this one:

In AutoCAD, if you want to make text one-fourth the size of the decimal units for your drawing, should you type .25 or .40?

What’ll you bet me the guy also pirated the software? He’s manifestly too dumb to be in a position where he can afford a four-digit license fee, or to work at a place that can.


  1. Lorna »

    16 May 2017 · 5:29 pm

    That’s a good question, I’m gonna say .25? As it’s a quarter of 100, but the .40 could vary depending on what it was a .40 of, if it was 100 then definitely the .25?

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  2. CGHill »

    16 May 2017 · 6:56 pm

    Well, he did say “decimal units,” which presumes powers of ten. (Think metric.)

  3. ETat »

    17 May 2017 · 6:39 pm

    …and correct answer will be: decimal or not, units are irrelevant.
    Just type “scale” ->click on your text =>enter “1/4” into dialog window.

    Or, alternatively – but that WILL require mind-blowing ability to divide by 4 – use “Edit” command on your text and manually adjust text ht in appropriate slot.

    Personally, I liked the answer: “2.32” given by someone calling himself “fly”.

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