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SKIITE asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

數學基本問題 長方型長和寬的英文

昨天表妹問我

長方型的長(length)和寬(width)分別是哪邊

結果根表弟表妹爭論後

得到的結果是根本沒有結果

本來知道現在都不知道了

我去網路上查也查不出個所以然

我想要一個確定的答案

希望

英文數學高手可以幫解惑

Update:

抱歉問題問的不清不楚

我的意思是

因為我表妹是講英文的

她要問我哪邊是width和哪邊是length

Update 2:

比方說正在看一個正方形

上下邊是width 左右邊是length

還是

上下邊是length 左右邊是width

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hello,

    Regarding your question, you can find a detailed discussion on the "Ask Dr. Math" website, here:

    http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57801.htm...

    There are two directions for your question. One is the definition of "length" and "width" in the English language; the other is the definition of "length" and "width" in mathematics.

    In English, the word "length" refers to both the greatest dimension of an object (一個物體最長的一邊) and the extent of something from front to back (某物體由前方至後方的延伸程度).

    Besides the visible sense of "length", it can also be applied to an intangible sense of time or abstract sense of space.

    In a perfect square, there is no difference between "length" and "width" since all 4 sides of a square are of equal dimension.

    A square can be called a rectangle because by definition it has four sides with four right angles. However, a rectangle is not necessarily a square, because by definition, any two of the adjoining sides in a rectangle do not have to be equal in length.

    In a rectangle, the shorter sides are called the "width" whereas the longer sides are called the "length."

    I hope the above link and explanation might be somewhat helpful to you.

    Thanks!

    Source(s): Dr. Math & I, me, and myself! ^^
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  • 1 decade ago

    長(length)跟寬(width)是相對的:

    1) 長方型: 這個很容易分, 比較長的一邊是長, 短的那邊就是寬囉

    2) 長方體: 這要看長方體擺的方向來決定了, 垂直的那個邊一般稱為高(Height), 剩下的兩個邊, 一般是以比較長的那個邊是Length比較短的叫width.

    但也可以把面對正面的叫Length而側邊的叫width, 這種情況就有可能length比width短. 請參考這個圖解 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Height_demonstra...

    3)正方形或是正方體: 一般三個邊都叫長度length.

    4) 長方薄片: 一般是比較長的一邊叫Length, 比較短的叫width, 但第三邊由於很薄, 就不叫height了, 而是叫thickness

    基本上來說, 高(Height)跟寬(Width)都是長度(Length)度量的一種, 是以相對位置來決定, 沒有絕對的對與錯. 比如說你說一個立方體的高是100cm, 長是20cm, 寬是120cm. 別人不會說你錯了, 就好像要到多厚才能說是height而不是thickness, 也沒有絕對的定義. 或者是你要說有一個立方體的長是50cm, 寬是50cm, 高是50cm, 這也沒有人會說你錯了, 應該是說三個邊的長度都是50cm, 甚至像我生意上客人要買的玻璃鍍膜片, 如果客人說要買一個長2mm x 寬2mm x 厚度2mm的鍍膜片, ㄟ.... 立方體耶, 怎麼說是厚度呢? 其實他也沒錯, 我本來就是把厚度2mm的玻璃板切成2mm x 2mm的方片給他, 所以說這些定義沒有絕對的對錯.

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  • 1 decade ago

    再一次翻書幫你確認...

    根據<GRE數學高分快速突破>

    長 : length(較長的一方)

    寬 : width(較短的一方)

    如果是正方形通常英文單字大多會出現

    edge或side代表'邊長'之意

    Source(s): ME and BOOKS
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  • 就以長方形與正方形來討論:

    長方形的教長邊為長,較短邊為寬

    但是正方形4個邊都一樣長,所以沒有長寬可言

    通常正方形的4個邊我們都把它叫做邊長

    Source(s): 我是數理資優班的啦
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  • 1 decade ago

    回答者: Mike ( 初學者 5 級 )

    回答時間: 2009-10-08 08:51:11

    Three dimensions of a cube are length, width, and height.

    2009-10-08 09:51:41 補充:

    height or thickness.

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  • 1 decade ago

    我不知您的問題是如何?長方形的長和寬是相對性問題,兩相鄰的兩邊有一邊比較常就是長方形的長,而另一邊就是寬了。

    同樣的對於正方形(也是長方形的一種)而言,若相鄰的兩邊各是A和B,因為正方形兩邊長都一樣,所以我們可以用兩種方式表達1.稱A為長時B就是寬,2.稱B為長時A就是寬。

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are right. The answer is length and width.

    Whether used in square and rectangle.

    More information:

    The cube is length,weight and high

    Source(s): The book algebra2.
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