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CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:00 AM
I need to do a cost analysis/benefit breakdown of every item I purchase for the company.

For instance, how many tablespoons can you get out of 54 grams (1.92 ounces)???

If you can figure this out, and give me the answer- I'd appreciate it.

(I will consider paying someone on the Planet to do a bunch of items for me, should someone be interested. Answer the above correctly and you could be in for a little extra money).

Chiefs Pantalones
09-06-2005, 11:02 AM
I don't believe any Asians post here.

yuk yuk

ptlyon
09-06-2005, 11:03 AM
For instance, how many tablespoons can you get out of 54 grams (1.92 ounces)???


108

(I will consider paying someone on the Planet to do a bunch of items for me, should someone be interested. Answer the above correctly and you could be in for a little extra money).

This is gonna cost you bigtime. ;)

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:03 AM
I don't believe any Asians post here.

yuk yuk

ROFL

I thought the Chiefs were big in Japan during the 90's? Particularly when we had Montana at the helm.

Bob Dole
09-06-2005, 11:04 AM
Dry measure equivalent is

2T = 1/8C = 1oz = 28.3 grams

Phobia
09-06-2005, 11:04 AM
Grams of what? That's kinda important.

jspchief
09-06-2005, 11:04 AM
Surely there are calculators that can do this type of thing.

By the way, I find it a bit pathetic that you're asking BB members to do your job for you.

jidar1
09-06-2005, 11:05 AM
??
Well a table spoon is a measurement of volume while grams are a measurement of mass. What that means is your answer depends on the density of the material.

In other words, "how many grams fit in 1 tablespoon?"

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:05 AM
108



This is gonna cost you bigtime. ;)

That's it? :hmmm:

Doesn't seem like much. How'd you come up with that number?

Rukdafaidas
09-06-2005, 11:05 AM
It depends on what you're measuring. Generally in cooking, 1 TBS = 15 grams, but if you're measuring lead, it would be more grams.

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:07 AM
??
Well a table spoon is a measurement of volume while grams are a measurement of mass. What that means is your answer depends on the density of the material.

In other words, "how many grams fit in 1 tablespoon?"

Precisely, in this case- I'm looking for the amount of tablespoons in a 1.92 ounce bottle of ground spice/seasoning.

jidar1
09-06-2005, 11:07 AM
Dry measure equivalent is

2T = 1/8C = 1oz = 28.3 grams

Obviously there is something going on here that I do not understand. I assume "Dry measure" is some kind of industry standard material density.

ptlyon
09-06-2005, 11:07 AM
That's it? :hmmm:


I'm BRILLIANT!!! :p

I PM'ed you.

cdcox
09-06-2005, 11:08 AM
Tablespoon is a volume measurement, while grams is a mass measurement. You need to know the substance being measured to do this conversion, and know its density. If it is a powder, you need to know its bulk density as opposed to the particle desity. Also the bulk desity can vary significantly depending on how tightly the powder is packed in.

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:08 AM
By the way, I find it a bit pathetic that you're asking BB members to do your job for you.

Disagree- there are a lot of bright individuals on this Planet.

ptlyon
09-06-2005, 11:09 AM
P.S. - I did mine on liquid volume.

Bob Dole
09-06-2005, 11:09 AM
Obviously there is something going on here that I do not understand. I assume "Dry measure" is some kind of industry standard material density.

That's the conversion Bob Dole uses when he's stomping all over the coke. Bob Dole just assumed that's what was being measured in this instance.

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:10 AM
P.S. - I did mine on liquid volume.

That's what I figured. I apologize, I should have stated it was a dry measurement.

Rukdafaidas
09-06-2005, 11:11 AM
P.S. - I did mine on liquid volume.
So did I, dry volume would be 14.3 grams = 1 TBS. So, 1.92 TBS. spice would equal 27.456 grams.

ptlyon
09-06-2005, 11:11 AM
Oops - it is actually 3.84 Tablespoons for 1.92 ounces.

cdcox
09-06-2005, 11:11 AM
Heh, this website has all the bulk denisities that you could possibly want. Amazing what you can find on the internet.

http://www.powderandbulk.com/resources/bulk_density/material_bulk_density_chart_c.htm

StcChief
09-06-2005, 11:13 AM
Google is your friend.

Rukdafaidas
09-06-2005, 11:14 AM
Oops - it is actually 3.84 Tablespoons for 1.92 ounces.
Yeah, that's correct.

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:14 AM
Heh, this website has all the bulk denisities that you could possibly want. Amazing what you can find on the internet.

http://www.powderandbulk.com/resources/bulk_density/material_bulk_density_chart_c.htm

Very kewl...thanks. :thumb:

Chiefs Pantalones
09-06-2005, 11:21 AM
ROFL

I thought the Chiefs were big in Japan during the 90's? Particularly when we had Montana at the helm.

That is true, indeed.

I don't think Bono really did it for them.

CosmicPal
09-06-2005, 11:22 AM
Oops - it is actually 3.84 Tablespoons for 1.92 ounces.

I'm sorry, but that can't be correct.

Maybe this will help:

I'm doing a seasonal product (pumpkin treats). Included are spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon and other spices. I know I'm going off the deep end here, but let's say I bought a bottle of nutmeg for $4.99. The bottle's weight is 54 g's or 1.92 oz. (according to the bottle).

If I use a tablespoon of nutmeg, and the nutmeg cost me $4.99 per bottle- how much did it cost me per tablespoon???

and then tell me how many Chiefs fans are there in every square mile? :D

jidar1
09-06-2005, 11:28 AM
The Internet is god damned awesome, and you can quote me on that.
The other day I used it to find naked ladies.
*shhhh*
http://uranus.ckt.net/~bmcclen/stewiesh.png

cdcox
09-06-2005, 11:33 AM
I'm sorry, but that can't be correct.

Maybe this will help:

I'm doing a seasonal product (pumpkin treats). Included are spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon and other spices. I know I'm going off the deep end here, but let's say I bought a bottle of nutmeg for $4.99. The bottle's weight is 54 g's or 1.92 oz. (according to the bottle).

If I use a tablespoon of nutmeg, and the nutmeg cost me $4.99 per bottle- how much did it cost me per tablespoon???

and then tell me how many Chiefs fans are there in every square mile? :D


Hmmm, nutmeg was not in the table, I linked. Lets assume its bulk density is the same as ground cinnamon = 0.56 g/cc.

So ($4.99/54g) *(0.56 g/cc) * (14.8cc/Tablespoon) = $0.766 per Tablespoon

You could get a more accurate estimate by finding the true bulk density of nutmeg. I also think you could do a whole lot better on price by buying in bulk.

ptlyon
09-06-2005, 11:35 AM
I'm sorry, but that can't be correct.

Maybe this will help:

I'm doing a seasonal product (pumpkin treats). Included are spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon and other spices. I know I'm going off the deep end here, but let's say I bought a bottle of nutmeg for $4.99. The bottle's weight is 54 g's or 1.92 oz. (according to the bottle).

If I use a tablespoon of nutmeg, and the nutmeg cost me $4.99 per bottle- how much did it cost me per tablespoon???

and then tell me how many Chiefs fans are there in every square mile? :D

If 3.84 TBS are in 1.92 oz. and it cost 4.99 then I would think it would be 1.29 per TBS.

As for the Chiefs question then that would depend on what square mile you were referring to, Kansas City, Mo square mile or Sahara Desert sqare mile.

cdcox
09-06-2005, 11:36 AM
If 3.84 TBS are in 1.92 oz. and it cost 4.99 then I would think it would be 1.29 per TBS.




Your answer would be correct if nutmeg has the same density as water, but I'm fairly certain that ground nutmeg is less dense that water.

ptlyon
09-06-2005, 11:38 AM
Your answer would be correct if nutmeg has the same density as water, but I'm fairly certain that ground nutmeg is less dense that water.

Yep.

My conversion pgm only does dry conversions for Barrels, Bushels, Liters, Pecks, Pints, and Quarts.