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Title: Milk fat math
Post by: gr8gonzo on June 21, 2015, 10:38:26 PM
I needed a cup of milk, but only had a half cup of 1% and a half cup of 2%, so I used them together. The question is, in doing that, did I have 1 1/2% or 3% milk?
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: owen on June 21, 2015, 11:06:02 PM
The question surely is, after you'd got your cup of milk what did you dunk in it??
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: lyn on June 22, 2015, 07:33:32 AM
1.5 by volume
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: Trapezium Artist on June 22, 2015, 12:08:59 PM
I needed a cup of milk, but only had a half cup of 1% and a half cup of 2%, so I used them together. The question is, in doing that, did I have 1 1/2% or 3% milk?

The right answer is that it was 100% milk. The only question is what fraction of said milk was fat.

Or maybe it was 95% milk and 5% soggy biscuit, as Owen has suggested  8)
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: Jem on June 23, 2015, 08:30:04 AM
I needed a cup of milk, but only had a half cup of 1% and a half cup of 2%, so I used them together. The question is, in doing that, did I have 1 1/2% or 3% milk?

The right answer is that it was 100% milk. The only question is what fraction of said milk was fat.

Or maybe it was 95% milk and 5% soggy biscuit, as Owen has suggested  8)

House point. No other forum would do this.  ;D
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: Jem on June 23, 2015, 08:30:34 AM
In fact, 3 house points.
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: JimD on June 23, 2015, 10:50:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V4RCJo5O_k
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: lyn on June 24, 2015, 01:08:17 AM
1.5 by volume
it is still that.
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: Mikey on June 24, 2015, 12:41:49 PM
1.5 by volume
it is still that.
That's brave. Are you questioning TA?
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: lyn on June 24, 2015, 11:38:16 PM
1.5 by volume
it is still that.
That's brave. Are you questioning TA?
It wouldn't be 1.5 as Wt% (chemist-speak)  but as a biologist 1.5 is OK.  Had just spent all day weighing up the options, that's all. No need for bravery. Not questioning TA... just a distracted woman scientist!
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: owen on June 25, 2015, 06:40:18 AM
 It he didn't ask the % of fat. And if (say) the 5% soggy bic was taken into account that would rise to a higher fat level anyway.

Or the lazy bugger could just nip to the shops and get some proper stuff
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: lyn on June 25, 2015, 08:43:34 PM
he didn't ask the % of fat
I read that back as implicit in the title. Maybe the confusion arose in translation of math to maths...
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: RobRideout on December 21, 2016, 05:08:23 PM
Has 'Milk Fat Math' been taken as a band name? It flows brilliantly... XD
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: owen on December 21, 2016, 07:39:15 PM
No Rob, walk away. Math is for those illiterate Americans, not a nice British boy like you
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 22, 2016, 12:38:00 AM
No Rob, walk away. Math is for those illiterate Americans, not a nice British boy like you

My kids go to an international school here in the Netherlands in which most of the teachers come from the other side of the Atlantic.

Whenever the word "math" is spoken in our house, no words are exchanged in response.

Just cold, hard stares.

As for the original question (how did this come back up again?), Lyn was right. And so was I  8)

Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: rogerg on December 22, 2016, 11:40:34 AM
No Rob, walk away. Math is for those illiterate Americans, not a nice British boy like you

hay!

;D
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: owen on December 22, 2016, 01:53:48 PM
heh ;)
Title: Re: Milk fat math
Post by: RobRideout on December 29, 2016, 08:03:39 PM
Why does Milk Fat Maths not flow as well! Such a tiny tweak to the sound makes it unusable...