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What would happen if each of those graphical representations on your car’s dashboard were precise numerical values? Gasoline remaining would be shown in gallons, engine temperature would be in degrees Fahrenheit (at what temperature does the car overheat?)—and wait, how many tire revolutions equals 60 miles per hour?


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