1. 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?

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

RonL

5. 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

6. 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

RonL