Geocaching Maine > Geocaching > General Geocaching Discussion > RE: Need some math help PDA View Full Version : RE: Need some math help firefighterjake06-12-2008, 04:12 PMCalling any and all mathematicians . . . can someone help me figure out the conversions here . . . The measured block was 44 inches by 47 inches by 77 inches. I know how to convert to centimers (thank you internet) . . . but I have no idea on how to convert these numbers to a weight. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=24161532-8e91-4cfe-bd47-61ac9e8ad83c TRF06-12-2008, 05:29 PMCalling any and all mathematicians . . . can someone help me figure out the conversions here . . . The measured block was 44 inches by 47 inches by 77 inches. I know how to convert to centimers (thank you internet) . . . but I have no idea on how to convert these numbers to a weight. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=24161532-8e91-4cfe-bd47-61ac9e8ad83c convert inches to centimeter (2.540*inches) then L*W*H equals area/volumn or cm3, Multiply cm3 x grams/cm3 to figure out total grams. 453.6 grams = 1 pound therefore divide g/cm3 by 453.6 Divide that answer by 2000 pounds for a U.S short ton and then divide that by the amount the vehicle can carry and you have your answer....easy Huh??? Mainiac195706-12-2008, 05:29 PMThe answer is EASY!! E-Mail Northwoods Explorer. He will know how to do it.:D Mainiac195706-12-2008, 05:31 PMALSO EASY Wait for TRF to post the answer.:D Team2hunt06-12-2008, 07:13 PMVery Easy!! Just wait for Haffy to post a link to it. :p hollora06-12-2008, 07:38 PMYou have an EM dubord20706-12-2008, 08:16 PMSombitchissomeheavy, too heavy for a Ford! Calling any and all mathematicians . . . can someone help me figure out the conversions here . . . The measured block was 44 inches by 47 inches by 77 inches. I know how to convert to centimers (thank you internet) . . . but I have no idea on how to convert these numbers to a weight. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=24161532-8e91-4cfe-bd47-61ac9e8ad83c firefighterjake06-13-2008, 07:25 AMThanks for the replies . . . especially TRF. I've got to take off and do some classes at the high school soon (I'll be attempting to burn down The Pines today with some fire extinguisher classes . . . incidentally I ran into Upsalquitch yesterday at the school -- apparently he was getting some of his students to help him find Ms.TeaLee's Critter Cache but was having some issues on Stage #3), but I'll get to this later today or early next week. Thanks again. Haffy06-13-2008, 05:11 PMVery Easy!! Just wait for Haffy to post a link to it. :p Did I ever tell you I hated math......LOL :confused:;):rolleyes::D WhereRWe?06-14-2008, 05:59 AMDid I ever tell you I hated math......LOL :confused:;):rolleyes::D Sheesh! I thought we could "count" on you! :p:p