fit across the diameter of one sewing needle

jesusguime

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Twenty human hairs fit across the diameter of one sewing needle. How many nanometers is one human hair?


Hi,
Is it right to view the bolded part in the above as "equal the diameter of one sewing needle?" If not, how should I interpret it? Thanks.
 
  • Cagey

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    It doesn't tell you that they are equal to the diameter, though they may be. It tells you that there is enough space in the diameter of one sewing needle to hold 20 human hairs. Probably they fill it up, but there could be a little space left over. The sentence doesn't tell us that there isn't.
     
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