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June 27th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Help double checking metric/grams fraction conversion...

Ok I'm stumped on a formula calculation that deals with weighing "parts" ...

(The formula reads like this... 2 parts to 1 part to 1/10 of a part)

Below are the parts measured out in the exact grams I need but I'm concerned about the 1/10 and what the proper calculation works out to in grams???

1) 200 grams

2) 100 grams

3) 1/10 = (???) grams

I believe this is so easy, I'm confusing myself at this late hour... I calculated 1/10 of 200 grams = 20 grams ... is this correct???

(If this is in the wrong category please let me know where I should post this =)
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Re: Help double checking metric/grams fraction conversion...

While this topic could easily be correctly placed in either forum you used, I will leave this one and remove the other, since it does deal with mass.

If 1 part is 100 grams, then 1/10 of a part would be 10 grams.

You see, 200 grams is 2 parts, so we would need 1/20 of that to get 1/10 part, since 2(1/20) = 1/10.

Does this make sense?
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June 29th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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Re: Help double checking metric/grams fraction conversion...

Of course...

1) 2 Parts (100 grams + 100 grams = "two parts" for a total of 200 grams)

2) 1 Part (100 grams = "one part")

3) 1/10 of a "part" = 10 grams!

Was way over thinking this... Makes obvious sense after some much needed sleep - lol!

Thanks!
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Re: Help double checking metric/grams fraction conversion...

Glad to help, and welcome to the forum!
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