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A similar diagram of the flag of the United States was given in Executive Order 10834, by Dwight D. Eisenhower, on August 21, 1959. It appears in the United States Code, title 4, chapter 1 [1].
The code specifies the lengths as
Hoist (width) of flag: A = 1.0
Fly (length) of flag: B = 1.9
Hoist (width) of Union: C = 0.5385 (7/13)
Fly (length) of Union: D = 0.76
E = F = 0.054
G = H = 0.063
Diameter of star: K = 0.0616
Width of stripe: L = 0.0769 (1/13)
Due to rounding errors, the above numbers are inconsistent. Presumably, the dimensions were originally intended to yield a ratio of L : B : D : K = 1 : 25 : 10 : 4/5, while A,C,E,F,G,H result from the flag's layout.
Why? That would imply B = 25/13 = 1.923..., D = 10/13 = 0.7692..., and K = 0.061538.... Obviously E, F, G, and H are rounded (since otherwise they don't fill up the union as specified), but it's not really clear that B, D, and K were intended to be other than as specified. In particular, if D had been rounded from 10/13, it would have been 0.77. Discussion on March 2006 (UTC)

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current14:01, 4 June 2011Thumbnail for version as of 14:01, 4 June 20111,020×588 (4 KB)MBogdan (Talk | contribs) (Category:Flag Category:Flags Category:United States of America Category:Specification Category:Diagram Category:Hoist Category:Width Category:Length Category:Stripe A similar diagram of the flag of the United States wa)

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