Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

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Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Peter Mabey » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:27 pm

1st numbers lkt.: simply (50-4)x7
4th numbers alt.: (100-25+6)x(7+4)

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:56 pm

Yeah, that first numbers got overly convoluted.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Toby McDonald » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:20 pm

R9 Alt.: (4*3*50)+25-8
R14 Alt.: ((100+25)*7)+((6-4)*8)

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:18 am

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Stewart Gordon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:59 pm

Susie managed to misread the definition of POUNDAL.

"A unit of force equal to that required to give a mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second."

Which is of course nonsense. A foot per second is a unit of speed, not acceleration.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Conor » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:02 pm

Stewart Gordon wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Susie managed to misread the definition of POUNDAL.

"A unit of force equal to that required to give a mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second."

Which is of course nonsense. A foot per second is a unit of speed, not acceleration.
Maybe she saw the end of the definition which says 'per second per second' which, if you're unfamiliar with the units of acceleration, could look like nonsense and she perhaps disregarded it as a dictionary mistake. I think writing it as 'per second squared' looks neater and would have avoided that error.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

Post by Stewart Gordon » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:10 am

Conor wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Stewart Gordon wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Susie managed to misread the definition of POUNDAL.

"A unit of force equal to that required to give a mass of one pound an acceleration of one foot per second."

Which is of course nonsense. A foot per second is a unit of speed, not acceleration.
Maybe she saw the end of the definition which says 'per second per second' which, if you're unfamiliar with the units of acceleration, could look like nonsense and she perhaps disregarded it as a dictionary mistake. I think writing it as 'per second squared' looks neater and would have avoided that error.
Trouble is the meaning of "per second squared" isn't obvious to someone not familiar with the concept. OTOH, "foot per second per second" is self-explanatory, just as long as it occurs to you to parse it as ((foot per second) per second).

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