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 April 3rd, 2012, 05:18 PM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 324 Thanks: 0 A real world problem A truck has 11000 lbs on. Thinking that is a quarter of what I can haul 44000. 22 tons. ¼ of 22 tons is 6 tons. 11000 lbs does not equal 6 tons. How did I gain 1000 lbs?
 April 3rd, 2012, 06:32 PM #2 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: A real world problem ¼ of 22 tons is 5.5 tons = 11000 lbs.
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 Originally Posted by FreaKariDunk A truck has 11000 lbs on. Thinking that is a quarter of what I can haul 44000. 22 tons. ¼ of 22 tons is 6 tons. 11000 lbs does not equal 6 tons. How did I gain 1000 lbs?
Are you smoking funny stuff?

 April 3rd, 2012, 09:31 PM #4 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 324 Thanks: 0 Re: A real world problem Yes. Thats what that is.
 April 3rd, 2012, 11:56 PM #5 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: A real world problem Be careful...11,000 lbs. of "funny stuff" can get you some serious time!
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