Ok kids, here is one not so hard:
Farmer has mixed messages here, trying to figure out how many gallons his fields got during a recent rain, there was one inch of rain and he has 1000 hectares of land that just received that amount of rainfall, so how many gallons of water does that represent?

Originally posted by sonhouse Ok kids, here is one not so hard:
Farmer has mixed messages here, trying to figure out how many gallons his fields got during a recent rain, there was one inch of rain and he has 1000 hectares of land that just received that amount of rainfall, so how many gallons of water does that represent?

254 000 000 litres

Any other answer is stupid as it uses inferior units.

Any other answer is stupid as it uses inferior units.

Yes but the farmer, being hopelessly entwined with stupid units was wondering how many gallons that was. Anyway I kind of figured YOU could do the arithmetic, I was posing that for the 14 yo set.

Originally posted by sonhouse Yes but the farmer, being hopelessly entwined with stupid units was wondering how many gallons that was. Anyway I kind of figured YOU could do the arithmetic, I was posing that for the 14 yo set.

Considering you didn't define US Liquid Gallon, Imperial Gallon or even the US Dry Gallon the question is unanswerable in gallon form.

Originally posted by XanthosNZ Considering you didn't define US Liquid Gallon, Imperial Gallon or even the US Dry Gallon the question is unanswerable in gallon form.

Consistency! See the thread about turning moments. You seemed to assume things quite well there.

Originally posted by XanthosNZ Considering you didn't define US Liquid Gallon, Imperial Gallon or even the US Dry Gallon the question is unanswerable in gallon form.

Well I think you can safely eliminate DRY gallons. So you could theoretically give two answers, US v UK. I really wasn't trying to generate ill will, just a little arithmetic problem. Lighten up, I think you wouldn't know a sense of humour if it came up and bit you on your labia majora......

Any other answer is stupid as it uses inferior units.

Xanth, I agree completely, gallons, any variety, is inferior as a system to metric. If you specify those units in feet, inches, acres and gallons you go through hoops to end up with the correct answer. What I am wondering, could there be something more going on here, like some kind of anti-UK/US backlash simply because thats where they were used the most? Its no big secret most of the world dislikes both countries and for good reasons but do think that dislike spills over to units of measure also?

Originally posted by sonhouse Ok kids, here is one not so hard:
Farmer has mixed messages here, trying to figure out how many gallons his fields got during a recent rain, there was one inch of rain and he has 1000 hectares of land that just received that amount of rainfall, so how many gallons of water does that represent?

Google it!
http://www.google.co.uk/search?%3Aofficial_s&q=1000+hectare+inches+in+us+gallons
http://www.google.co.uk/search?%3Aofficial_s&q=1000+hectare+inches+in+uk+gallons