OT - Gas to hit 4.00
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
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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