# 325 convertible MPG

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• posted on June 10, 2005, 6:22 pm
Well, just for fun try using any number other than 30 lb; it won't work. Or, put another way, the pig has to weigh 60 lb for the statement to be true.
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• posted on June 12, 2005, 1:55 pm

Let P equal the pig's weight. The statement can be expressed then as:
P = 30 + .5P
subtract .5P from both sides
.5P = 30
multiply both sides by 2
P = 60
Therefore the pig weighs 60 pounds.
-Russ.
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• posted on June 12, 2005, 2:51 pm
I didn't get the first part of this but given the equation " A pig weighs 30lb plus half its weight. How much does the pig weigh?", 60 is the only possible answer as stated below.
On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 09:55:13 -0400, "Somebody"

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• posted on June 12, 2005, 5:48 pm

Mathematically correct.
But how about "he weighs nothing because his little hoofs don't have opposable thumbs and he can't lift anything on to the scales"? ;P
Dan
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• posted on June 12, 2005, 10:59 pm
All right then: GROOOAAAAAAAAANNN.
Happy?
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• posted on June 13, 2005, 12:59 pm

He would weigh less on the moon too. So?
-Russ.
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• posted on June 14, 2005, 8:13 am
Somebody wrote on Mon, 13 Jun 2005 08:59:41 -0400:

But his mass would be the same.
Dan
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• posted on June 14, 2005, 9:26 am
What? Less than nothing?
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• posted on June 13, 2005, 7:08 pm
My '94 325i gives a combined - long term - mileage of 24.5 mpg. When driving on the freeeway at 80+, I get about 27.7 over my 40 mile commute. If I get stuck in traffic for a very long time on the way to work, then the number drops rapidly.
My car has the OBC (On Board Computer) with lots of buttons. One of the buttons is labeled CONSUM. When I press it, the OBC displays CONSUM1, and when I press it again, it reads CONSUM2. I reset CONSUM1 everytime I fill the tank (everytime I get gas, I fill the tank) and the reading is usually a bit above 24.5. CONSUM2 is never reset, so it gives a reading over a very long time. (CONSUM1 & CONSUM2 can each be reset, but I do not reset CONSUM2 as a matter of practice.)
I assume I could slow down to the maximum legal speed limit in my state, and improve my fuel mileage as a result, but what's the fun in doing that?

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• posted on June 14, 2005, 2:06 pm
Jeff Strickland wrote:

Point of interest is that my lock-stock '94 540iA also has the avg. MPG feature in its OBC and I get almost the same mileage. Actually, I tend to average 23.8-24.2 mpg in mixed driving, but it does not get much better on the highway. Not bad for a 286HP / 295 ft. lbs beast with a slush box... ;-)
-Fred W