Saturday, August 27, 2011

Today's math problem

A 200 ounce bottle of detergent advertises that it can do 112 loads of laundy. But the lowest mark on the measuring cup (for light loads, you see) holds 2 ounces of detergent.

But if I always used the 2-ounce measurement, I'd only have enough detergent to do 100 loads.

Does this mean I should use 1.66 ounces per load to get the 112? Or do 12 loads at 1 ounce, then the other 100 at 1.8 ounces? Ugh. Too much math for me.

Got a better idea ... I've marked the cup at the 1 ounce point. If that gets the laundry clean, I'll use that much ... then I'll get 200 loads.

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