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Old August 20th 11, 08:05 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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On 8/20/2011 12:46 PM, Paul wrote:
My math skills are non existent beyond basic math, and I'm trying to
figure out how to space holes evenly along a center line in an area.
Let's say I have a rectulanglar block, 6" long ,less 1/4" on each end
for a border and I want to evenly space 6- 3/4" holes. How do you figure
that? My daughter-in-law says you can do that in one of those cheap home
design programs. That would be ideal for me. Anyone use one of those
programs that knows if they can be used for that? Thanks.

"Evenly spaced" how, precisely?

6"-2*(1/4") - 6*(3/4") -- only 5.5"-4.5" = 1" total space left between that what you really intend?

An even number evenly spaced would be half the distance from the middle
to each of the first; and odd number would have the midpoint of one in
the middle of the length.

It's not difficult but need more definition of the actual layout desired
methinks; this doesn't sound like a useful arrangement even having no
clue what the application is...