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Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 8:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

at least 16,5 % by weight (e. g, including 16,465 % by weight)
HotBod (Hotbod)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 8:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Results of your new diet?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By HotBod (Hotbod) on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 08:34 am:


Results of your new diet? noooooooo :)
Katy (Katy2)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this on a label somewhere?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy2) on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 09:11 am:


is this on a label somewhere? no
HotBod (Hotbod)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any humans relevant?
If so, how many?
Male/Female?
Age?
Weight of some living thing?
non living thing? Something that can be bought?
Atleast 16,5% should be used? bought? reduced? increased? sold? Physics relevant? Any other science? Computers?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 10:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By HotBod (Hotbod) on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 09:56 am:


Any humans relevant? a bit
If so, how many? two can be assumed
Male/Female? probably
Age? adult
Weight of some living thing?
non living thing? Something that can be bought? FA
Atleast 16,5% should be used? this bought? reduced? increased? sold? Physics relevant? as always... Any other science? but mostly this Computers? no
HotBod (Hotbod)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 12:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who uses the 16,5%? One of the 2 relevant people we have assumed? Both on them? On each other? On themselves?
Would it be bad for the two (or one) of them if more that 16,5% was used?
16,5% of:
-volume?
-mass?
Which science is relevant:
-biology?
-chemistry?
-astronomy?
-electronics?
Specific knowledge of relevant science required to solve puzzle?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By HotBod (Hotbod) on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 12:29 pm:


Who uses the 16,5%? largely irrelevant One of the 2 relevant people we have assumed? possibly Both on them? no On each other? FA On themselves? FA
Would it be bad for the two (or one) of them if more than 16,5% was used? no - it says at least 16,5 %
16,5% of:
-volume?
-mass? this one - it says % by weight
Which science is relevant:
-biology?
-chemistry? this one
-astronomy?
-electronics?
Specific knowledge of relevant science required to solve puzzle? no
HotBod (Hotbod)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

%age of weight of some chemical?
Is this relevant to some formula?
Does this "item" get added to something(s) else to form 100%?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 6:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By HotBod (Hotbod) on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 05:35 pm:


%age of weight of some chemical? yes
Is this relevant to some formula? yes, but don't pursue this line of enquiring
Does this "item" get added to something(s) else to form 100%? yes
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 7:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this part of some advertisement ? a comment on some advertisement ? claiming that having at least 16.5% of something is very significant ? while it isn't ?

Is the 100% item a household one ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Amol D. (Amol) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 07:44 am:


Is this part of some advertisement ? a comment on some advertisement ? claiming that having at least 16.5% of something is very significant ? no to all while it isn't ?

Is the 100% item a household one ? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you eat this item? drink it?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:05 am:


Do you eat this item? drink it? neither
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you surprised to discover that this item contains 16.5% by weight of some substance X?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:08 am:


Are you surprised to discover that this item contains 16.5% by weight of some substance X? not at all - a careful reading of the puzzle statement is recommended
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have read it most carefully - it seems to contain a couple of inexplicable commas :) I didn't know Sweden used the comma as a decimal point - does it? And is "e.g," the way a careful translator would render "e.g." in Swedish?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:17 am:


I have read it most carefully - it seems to contain a couple of inexplicable commas Quite sorry! I didn't know Sweden used the comma as a decimal point - does it? it does, but I shouldn't have in this piece of supposed English. Quite sorry, once again. And is "e.g," the way a careful translator would render "e.g." in Swedish? no - I didnt even see that comma before. Should be a full stop, or period, or whatever you call it. In Swedish it's "t ex" or "t. ex.". Still, the problem is another one.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No problem - I just wondered if the commas might be something to do with the puzzle :)

Is "e.g. including 16.645% by weight" an essential part of the puzzle? or is it really just an example? if there were 60.5% by weight, would you be surprised? or is the idea that the item is in fact 100% by weight of this substance?
Katy (Katy2)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could the puzzle statement be expanded to say:

"Substance X contains 16,5% of substance Y by weight (for example, including 16,465% of substance Z by weight)"

?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:52 am:


No problem - I just wondered if the commas might be something to do with the puzzle :)

Is "e.g. including 16.645% by weight" an essential part of the puzzle? FA! or is it really just an example? if there were 60.5% by weight, would you be surprised? no or is the idea that the item is in fact 100% by weight of this substance? no

By Katy (Katy2) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:52 am:


Could the puzzle statement be expanded to say:

"Substance X contains 16,5% of substance Y by weight (for example, including 16,465% of substance Z by weight)" ? you forgot the "at least". And the Z should be another Y. Otherwise OK.