# word problem

• Nov 23rd 2006, 03:45 PM
loco517
word problem
If 3/8" nuts weigh 1.5 pounds per hundred pieces and there are 8500 nuts per kg, how much would one kg weigh?
• Nov 23rd 2006, 03:52 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by loco517
If 3/8" nuts weigh 1.5 pounds per hundred pieces and there are 8500 nuts per kg, how much would one kg weigh?

In 1 kg there are 8500 nuts.

100 nuts weights 1.5 lbs.

Thus 85 x 100 nuts = 8500 nuts weighs 85 x 1.5 lbs = 127.5 lbs.

Thus 1 kg of nuts weighs 127.5 lbs.

-Dan
• Nov 23rd 2006, 10:49 PM
earboth
Quote:

Originally Posted by topsquark
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Thus 1 kg of nuts weighs 127.5 lbs.

-Dan

Hello, Dan,

I'm not quite sure that I understand this sentence.

EB
• Nov 23rd 2006, 11:13 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by earboth
Hello, Dan,

I'm not quite sure that I understand this sentence.

EB

I think he is trying to point to the absurdity of:

"3/8" nuts weigh 1.5 pounds per hundred pieces

and there are 8500 nuts per kg"

And by the way it is actualy legal to use metric units in the USA:eek:

RonL
• Nov 24th 2006, 02:02 AM
earboth
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
I think he is trying to point to the absurdity...

Hello, CaptainBlack,

I only was a little bit suspicious because the name of the poster (loco is a Spanish word meaning screwy, mad, ...) and the kind of problem were looking as if someone tried to lead us by the nose.

But maybe I'm imagining things.

EB
• Nov 24th 2006, 02:56 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by loco517
If 3/8" nuts weigh 1.5 pounds per hundred pieces and there are 8500 nuts per kg, how much would one kg weigh?

I'm pretty sure 1 kg of anything weighs about 9.81 Newtons:D

RonL