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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "e.g. including 16.645% by weight" not part of the puzzle? is there even a puzzle?
Katy (Katy2)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 8:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And is the 0,035 difference relevant?
Is this some sort of advertising? Either direct or inferred?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 9:07 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 - 08:58 am:


Is "e.g. including 16.645% by weight" not part of the puzzle? no it isn't - another careful reading is recommended :) is there even a puzzle? I hope so

By Katy (Katy2) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 08:59 am:


And is the 0,035 difference relevant? well, yes...
Is this some sort of advertising? Either direct or inferred? no
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 9:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

16.465% does not come under the catagory "At least 16.5%". Is it still an example of "At least 16.5%" then ? Is this relevant ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 9:40 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 - 09:32 am:


16.465% does not come under the catagory "At least 16.5%". At last someone who sees this!! :) Is it still an example of "At least 16.5%" then ? strictly no Is this relevant ? yes, it is the puzzle! Whyever does the text say this? It is not a typing mistake. Bonus points for finding out what this miserable text is.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 10:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am confused: are there two unconnected statements here?
Katy (Katy2)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the 16,465 a subset of the 16,5?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 11:04 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 - 10:31 am:


I am confused: are there two unconnected statements here? No. The text gives 16.465 % as an example of "at least 16.5 %", for reasons to be explored.

By Katy (Katy2) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 10:56 am:


Is the 16,465 a subset of the 16,5? I'm not certain what you mean, but probably no.
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

negative weights involved ? removal of something ?
antigravity relevant ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 12:48 pm:   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 - 12:47 pm:


negative weights involved ? removal of something ?
antigravity relevant ? no to all, but excellent ideas :)
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 1:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we have to understand the meaning of `including' better ? Does this somehow mean the `additional' inclusion of 16.465% ?

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.5% by 31.34% and 16.465% by 25.5% ?

Is `rounding off' relevant ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 1:34 pm:   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 - 01:05 pm:


Do we have to understand the meaning of `including' better ? no Does this somehow mean the `additional' inclusion of 16.465% ? no

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.5% by 31.34% and 16.465% by 25.5% ? no

Is `rounding off' relevant ? somewhere in the right forest, anyhow
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the accuracy of the numbers relevant (e.g. upto 2 or 3 decimal places) ?

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.5% by 26.5% and 16.465% by 26.465% ?

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.5% by 26.5% and keep 16.465% unchanged ?

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.465% by 26.465% and keep 16.5% unchanged ?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 1:54 pm:   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 - 01:40 pm:


Is the accuracy of the numbers relevant yes (e.g. upto 2 or 3 decimal places but not quite like this) ?

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.5% by 26.5% and 16.465% by 26.465% ? yes

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.5% by 26.5% and keep 16.465% unchanged ? no

Would the puzzle work if we replace 16.465% by 26.465% and keep 16.5% unchanged ? no
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hello?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 10:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello :)

I have forgotten what this is about. Here is a piece of text that says, in effect, "at least 8, which includes 7", but "at least 8" doesn't include 7 - is this right? But I am a bit confused as to what is text and what is puzzle statement. Could you provide a short explanation for silly woubits, please?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 11:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, well. The text says "at least 16.5 % by weight (e. g. including 16.465 % by weight)" which the mathematically minded would agree is incorrect. There is a (lateral) reason why it says so. It is not a simple printing mistake. It can be assumed that two adult people of some gender or another are involved. The answers to Amol of August 27 might provide a bit of insight in the problem.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 11:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has someone been mistranslating again?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 11:52 am:


Has someone been mistranslating again? no, but OTRT
tinypoem (Tinypoem)
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is that fullstop denotes a thousand separator and comma denotes a decimal place? (i believe some languages are like that?)
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 6:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By tinypoem (Tinypoem) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 05:07 pm:


is that fullstop denotes a thousand separator and comma denotes a decimal place? (i believe some languages are like that?) a correct notion, but the numbers here mean exactly what they look like in the corrected version of yesterday.
Hello, by the way. Have we met before?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this text appear in a book? on a label? in a set of instructions? in a newspaper? in a magazine?

And hello tinypoem :) I don't think we've met before, but I am familiar with a number of other small pieces of poetry.