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Topic: the situation is worse than you thought
Replies: 162   Last Post: Oct 9, 2008 9:54 PM

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 Spehro Pefhany Posts: 25 Registered: 1/25/05
Re: the situation is worse than you thought
Posted: Oct 7, 2008 11:27 PM

On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 16:00:42 -0700 (PDT), the renowned
mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:

>On Sep 30, 11:06 pm, Spehro Pefhany
><speffS...@interlogDOTyou.knowwhat> wrote:
>
>...
>

>> Maybe it would be easier if she filled three cups to the normal level,
>> and then divided the total amount into four equal portions using a
>> fourth empty cup, then discarded the left-over quarter and then
>> combined the contents of the remaining three into one of the cups. ;-)

>
>
>Speff, I don't quite understand what you mean by "the normal level".

Whatever level they normally fill them to-- what they consider a full
serving.

>I typically fill my cups about 7/8 full. If that's a "normal level",
>then 3 of those cups would be 7/8 + 7/8 + 7/8 = 21/8 cups.

Sure.

>Dividing these into 4 cups of equal volume would give four cups each
>containing 5.25/8 of a cup (neglecting the conic character of the
>cups, of course).

Okay, so there's your 2/5 * 0.875 ("=full") - 5.25/8 in each of four
cups.

>Discarding one of these cups, and adding the 3 x (5.25/8) cup gives
>1.97 cups. So now I'm absolutely baffled how that could ever equal
>0.750 cup.

Indeed. The final emptying would just make an ungodly mess, so just
give you one and discard the rest.

>> In practice I'd just ask her to fill it and dump out the excess
>> myself-- it would be the fastest way.

>
>
><big cheesy grin>
>
>

>> Best regards,
>> Spehro Pefhany
>> --
>> "it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
>> sp...@interlog.com Info for manufacturers:http://www.trexon.com

>
>
>Michael

Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
--
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
speff@interlog.com Info for manufacturers: http://www.trexon.com

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