The inaccuracies of ancient measurement

Many measurements are based on the human body and we all know how sizes and shapes can vary in any group of people. Why choose Goliath as a starting point? Well, the Bible records his height as six cubits and a span. So what was a cubit and what was a span? It is here that we meet the first of our problems in defining measurements.

Making up the numbers

To begin this article, let’s think of how many ways the number 4 can be made up using just the number 2, for example: 2 x 2, 2+2, 22, (2 x 2 x 2)/2, ((2+2+2)-2) Are you still with us? What about expanding our reach to come up with 1,000,002 –999,998.

Understanding Loans by Uncle Buck

In this article Bertie Buck takes you through often asked questions about loans in general. For more info, you can always visit our Help & Support section. What is a loan? At its most basic level, a loan is something that is borrowed. Books are loaned from libraries, for example.

What are loans for?

Loans are one possible solution to help manage the peaks and troughs in income and expenditure or to help finance projects where you don’t want to dip into your savings. Loans are not an easy solution and proper consideration should always be given to the decision to borrow, how long for, how much, and who from.