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Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '06 00:12
    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?
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    05 Jun '06 00:39
    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.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '06 00:49
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    254 000 000 litres

    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.
  4. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    05 Jun '06 00:55
    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.
  5. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    05 Jun '06 00:57
    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.

    Agreed, though. What is the point of this puzzle?
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '06 01:53 / 1 edit
    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......
  7. 05 Jun '06 01:56
    Originally posted by Sicilian Smaug
    The rain of pain.
    Rains mainly in his brain.
  8. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 02:08
    http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shire/6423/Ships/ches-shan.jpg
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    05 Jun '06 02:12
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shire/6423/Ships/ches-shan.jpg
    You lose. Both the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake were frigates not galleons.
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '06 02:13
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shire/6423/Ships/ches-shan.jpg
    Nice painting. Why is there a UK and US flag on the ship?
  11. 05 Jun '06 02:27
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    254 000 000 litres

    Any other answer is stupid as it uses inferior units.
    Isn't it 254,000 litres? I will show my work, if I am wrong show me where I went wrong.

    1000 hectares is 100mx100m
    one inch is 2.54 centimetres, or 0.0254 metres
    100x100x0.0254= 254 m^3
    1 L= 0.001m^3
    254/0.001= 254,000
  12. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    05 Jun '06 02:33
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Isn't it 254,000 litres? I will show my work, if I am wrong show me where I went wrong.

    1000 hectares is 100mx100m
    one inch is 2.54 centimetres, or 0.0254 metres
    100x100x0.0254= 254 m^3
    1 L= 0.001m^3
    254/0.001= 254,000
    1 hectare is 100 * 100 metres. 1000 hectares is 1000*100*100 square metres.
  13. 05 Jun '06 02:35
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    1 hectare is 100 * 100 metres. 1000 hectares is 1000*100*100 square metres.
    ah, ok
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jun '06 20:11
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    254 000 000 litres

    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?
  15. 05 Jun '06 20:15 / 4 edits
    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