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

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

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    Hello, Dan,

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by earboth View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loco517 View Post
    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

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