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    Default Logic test!

    A bat and ball cost $1.10. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

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    BAT $1.05
    Ball $0.05
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    The ball costs 5 cents

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    Your prices are from 1940. Current bat cost is $37.99. Go from there.
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    An oldie, but still a goodie for showing the distinction between Fast and Slow thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    An oldie, but still a goodie for showing the distinction between Fast and Slow thinking.
    Or a basic exercise in AlGebra.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Can you show your work, PM?

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    Yep, it is right there in front of me on a piece of paper.
    Do you want me to scan it for you?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Or a basic exercise in AlGebra.
    I normally save the construction of equations for those problems too complex to do in my head. It's an invaluable tool, at need, but an intermediate step that is sometimes superfluous. Of course, some mad blokes ENJOY that process. Until the 12-step program for that particular issue is fully developed and beta tested... I guess we'll just have to leave them to it <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post

    Price of a ball: x
    Price of a bat: x + $1.00

    Price of ball and bat: x + (x + $1.00) = $1.10

    x + (x + $1.00) = $1.10
    x + x + $1.00 = $1.10
    2x + $1.00 = $1.10
    2x = $0.10
    x = $0.05
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    This is as difficult as deciding whether to vote for Warnock or Walker

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    Oh, I dunno... I'm seeing complete agreement!
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    just a different logic test

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    Which weighs more, a ton of feathers (let’s say a Metric Short Ton), or a ton of bricks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    Which weighs more, a ton of feathers (let’s say a Metric Short Ton), or a ton of bricks?
    Neither, you silly Ralphie Boy.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    What is a metric short ton?

    1 short ton = 2000 lb
    1 long ton = 2240 lb
    1 tonne = 1000 kg.

    Pardon me, I am a units nerd. Don't get me going on about the various gallons....

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    Doh - It should have been either a Metric or a Short Ton! My bad! I forgot people actually know stuff here!


    OK, OK, what about this: You are on the moon and drop a brick and a feather from the same height, which one hits the moon dust first?

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    Simultaneous - no air resistance.

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    [QUOTE=George Jung;6767871]Can you show your work, PM?

    I used to get in trouble for not showing my work. To me, the answer was often so obvious I just could not imagine any work was required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    Doh - It should have been either a Metric or a Short Ton! My bad! I forgot people actually know stuff here!


    OK, OK, what about this: You are on the moon and drop a brick and a feather from the same height, which one hits the moon dust first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    Doh - It should have been either a Metric or a Short Ton! My bad! I forgot people actually know stuff here!


    OK, OK, what about this: You are on the moon and drop a brick and a feather from the same height, which one hits the moon dust first?
    The biggest vacuum chamber in the world is at NASA's Space Power Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. it's 100 feet in diameter and 122 foot tall, and can pull a vacuum better than 4×10^–6 torr (0.00533289474 pascals or 0.00000157498368 inches of mercury).



    You can guess what a physics professor can do with a place like that:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    You are on the moon and drop a brick and a feather from the same height, which one hits the moon dust first?
    Are we to include the electrostatic effects of Moon dust in our responses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphie Boy View Post
    OK, OK, what about this: You are on the moon and drop a brick and a feather from the same height, which one hits the moon dust first?
    Physics is a bit harder than that.

    If the center of masses are at the same "height", the orientation of the brick and rock will matter.

    If the center of masses are at different "heights", the gravitational attraction will be different on each.
    Life is complex.

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