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June 27th, 2012, 08:45 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2012 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  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 =) 
June 27th, 2012, 09:28 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: 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? 
June 29th, 2012, 09:47 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2012 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  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! 
June 29th, 2012, 11:31 AM  #4 
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: Help double checking metric/grams fraction conversion...
Glad to help, and welcome to the forum! 

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