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Milk fat math
« 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?
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #1 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??

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 07:33:32 AM »
1.5 by volume
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #3 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)

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #4 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)

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 08:30:34 AM »
In fact, 3 house points.

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 10:50:24 AM »
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 01:08:17 AM »
1.5 by volume
it is still that.
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 12:41:49 PM »
1.5 by volume
it is still that.
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #9 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!
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #11 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...
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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2016, 05:08:23 PM »
Has 'Milk Fat Math' been taken as a band name? It flows brilliantly... XD

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #13 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

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Re: Milk fat math
« Reply #14 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)