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Amount of Substance
6.022 * 10^23 atoms, molecules, etc
760 mm Hg
0.01 sq km
(9/5 * C) + 32 =
C + 273.15 =
20 fl oz
9.46 * 10^15 m
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Nov 12th, 2009 at 10:09 GMT
Even though it threw me off at first, I really like that you accept abbreviations. I wish more quizzes did.
Nov 12th, 2009 at 22:13 GMT
Maybe this is another system, but in the US a pint is 16 fluid ounces, and a litre is 0.264 gallons.
Nov 12th, 2009 at 23:29 GMT
@mjkelly42: I just looked into it, and my measurements are in Imperial. I'll edit that in.
Nov 13th, 2009 at 02:35 GMT
needs more time, I think
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Nov 15th, 2009 at 00:53 GMT
in the us, tonne is spelled ton
Nov 15th, 2009 at 08:20 GMT
A ton and a tonne are actually separate measurements. 1 ton = 0.91 tonnes.
Nov 16th, 2009 at 04:32 GMT
The temperature conversions don't really match the rest of the quiz. Maybe just have "5/9 of a Kelvin" -> "degree Fahrenheit" or "9/5 of a degree Fahrenheit" -> "degree Celsius" / "Kelvin". Also, "tonne" is specified as "metric ton" in the US to differentiate it from our "ton."
Nov 16th, 2009 at 05:45 GMT
Can you display the conversion you're working on near the entry box like other sporcle quizzes?
Nov 17th, 2009 at 19:09 GMT
i really didn't like the Kelvin questions, I was typing in 0, 0K and absolute 0 to no avail.
Nov 17th, 2009 at 20:12 GMT
I've edited "tonne" to accept "metric ton" as well. There's not really anything I can do about the temperature conversion... that's just how it's done. 0 Kelvin is -273.15 C, not -272.15 C. As for it not showing the conversion, I really wish I could do something about it; I think it's just a glitch in the system.
Nov 20th, 2009 at 23:48 GMT
or maybe some archaic ones like torr (1/760 mmHg), Rankine (absolute temperature scale using Fahrenheit) or BTU (British thermal unit - used for energy)
Dec 1st, 2009 at 21:52 GMT
a lightyear is 9.46 x 10 to the fifteenth KILOMETERS
Dec 1st, 2009 at 21:53 GMT
nevermind sorry, I just did the math
Dec 2nd, 2009 at 21:02 GMT
1 torr ~= 1 mmHg. I have torr as an alternate answer for millimetre mercury.
Dec 19th, 2009 at 09:13 GMT
I was trying to type absolute zero for -273.15 C. And a cubit is the distance from your elbow to the tip of your middle finger... seriously! Kind of irks me whenever I see reference to a fixed distance.
Dec 20th, 2009 at 03:36 GMT
@Ganashal... there are many cubits with actual defined lengths that have been used over the years... the Egyptians used at least three different ones. Speenatch even provided the source for his conversions. If you don't believe a cubit ever had a fixed definition of any length, let alone the one Speenatch gave, you should probably take it up with the source and the many other sources that deal with mensuration that give cubits specific lengths.
Dec 26th, 2009 at 20:38 GMT
I think that you should reword the Kelvin question to be "C - 273.15" so it is actually a conversion. The way it is worded now, the answer "Kelvin" doesn't make sense. -273.15ºC equals absolute zero or 0 Kelvin, not the unit itself.
Dec 26th, 2009 at 22:01 GMT
I just realized a much better way to represent the Temperature questions, since it's not a simple scalar comparison. I've fixed them both, and hopefully it's not too confusing anymore.
Mar 11th, 2010 at 18:30 GMT
Another common measurement for energy - at least, in the UK - is a 'KWh': A Kilowatt-hour. It's the measurement of how much energy people use in their homes, rather than the food. It's the same as 3,600,000 joules, if you're wondering.
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