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    Stupid Math Question....really stupid

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    During a thunderstorm, a total of 1.10 in of rain falls. What weight of water (in pounds) falls on 5.00 acres of land? (640 acre = 1 mi2) You will need to use the fact that 1 ft3 of water weighs 62.4 lb.

    i did all my measurments i think correct....and I got something around 242lbs....does that sound right?

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    I got 1,245,816 lbs

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    i get 124,581.60 lbs

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    Originally posted by beege31337
    i get 124,581.60 lbs
    Sounds like you're dividing by 10 somewhere for some reason. I might have made a mistake, but I don't think so. Recheck that answer.
    Last edited by Polymorphic OOP; 01-15-2003 at 11:02 PM.

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    Originally posted by Polymorphic OOP
    I got 1,245,816 lbs
    same here.

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    inches, miles, feet, lbs, pounds ... oh, i'm not an american i guess.

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    1,245,816 lb

    math is fun, but figuring out word problems must be an acquired taste.
    Last edited by ronin; 01-16-2003 at 02:41 PM.

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    We weren't posting any work cuz we didn't want to do the kids homework.

    Oh well, it was prolly due already anyways.
    Last edited by Polymorphic OOP; 01-16-2003 at 02:06 PM.

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    OOP, would you not agree that a complex solution would provide for a more in depth understanding of a given process than that of a simplistic approach? Later on, such problems will not include all the units needed in order to obtain a solution.

    At any rate, I'll blame it on too many chemistry and physics problems.
    I haven't used a compiler in ages, so please be gentle as I try to reacclimate myself. :P

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    Originally posted by Polymorphic OOP
    I got 1,245,816 lbs
    yep, that's it! thanks for the help. I was doing all my conversions wrong >...thanks again

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