OT - Gas to hit 4.00

Jayce^ jason at infogenix.com
Wed Aug 31 21:44:06 MDT 2005


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Andy Bradford wrote:
>>Actually, There  is good  mathematic reason  for the  existing system.
>>Fractions.  Basically,  it's  a  whole   lot  easier  to  find  common
>>denominators in  the imperial measurement  system, and thusly  do more
>>complex division in ones head.
> 
> 
> In a practical  sense, it is a lot  easier for me to weigh  100 grams of
> flour and double  or triple the recipe  than it is to  measure triple or
> double 1 1/ 3 cups of flour.
> 
> I don't often take a recipe and cut it in half, although finding half of
> 100 is much  easier (at least for  me) than finding half of  1 1/3 cups.
> Maybe if a recipe were written as 4/3 cups, but who measures in that way
> when dealing with  fractions? I certainly haven't seen  a recipe written
> as requiring 4/3 cups flour.
> 
> Maybe I'm missing your point... Could you provide an example?

Here's a couple of opinions from the first page in a poorly formed
google search.

http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/Metrication/proportionality_ergonomics.htm
http://www.ourcivilisation.com/weight/
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s11563.htm

Like I mentioned before, I'm not a big advocate of imperial measurment,
but it does have it's pro's.

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Jayce^
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