If a device's weight is 1kg + half of it's weight, what is total weight of the device?

Guest Mar 20, 2019

#1**+4 **

I have two questions one do you know how many puonds are in a kg and ssecond is there a specific unit of weight they want at the end or is it safe to assume pounds for what ever your working on.....

okay well since you know I can help you so to find this value so its prety easy actually all it asks for is how many pounds are in one Kg's and a half

so we can just divide the value the recently discovered value by 2 (2.20462262) then after you divided it you can add the this number (2.20462262) and your quiotent to get your final answer.

HiylinLink Mar 20, 2019

#5**+1 **

That was shown to me as a problem, and most are getting 2kg answer, which is wrong by me, because they think half of the 2kg is 1kg which in irrelevant and weird. THE whole question was presented like "Mechanical device weights 1kg + half of it's weight. My sense says it is fast thought 1,5kg, but maybe y=1 and x is the total weight. SO, x = 1+ (y/2), after which the original weight would be in my opinion 1,5, what i do wrong. this should be easy

Guest Mar 20, 2019

#7**+5 **

Oh your right I wrote two Kg's instead of one I shhould fix that altough the point your proving is not relvant though this was a mere typo condition not of a though process I also never claimed to say thaat one kg is half of a Kg but you are the one who managed to type it wthout errors so credit to you : )

HiylinLink
Mar 20, 2019

#6**+1 **

Maybe it is easier to sync if we use "units". not weight units.. to make it clearer to provide.

Guest Mar 20, 2019

#8**+5 **

I would prefrence to use weight units units can be used to discribe volume veliocity area length etc so lets just keep it weight units....

HiylinLink
Mar 20, 2019

#9**+1 **

Ok, Anyway, you can count it in pounds. like if something is 1 pound and one half of it in total weight, would the answer be 1,5 or 2, or something else?

Guest Mar 20, 2019

#10**+5 **

You can count it in pounds because I would be cause its the exact unit under it which will result not in a crazy big number.. so I would so pounds but we have already done do for the one who is searching for the answer excuse me if your that one but I am confused talking to two diffrent guests. XD

HiylinLink
Mar 20, 2019

#11**+1 **

Sorry, it's me, same person all the time. answered to wrong location accidentally.. So because I would rationalize that if something has a weight of 1 unit + half of the devices unit. I should first calculate the total mass, divide it by two, and add the division to the total mass?

Guest Mar 20, 2019

#12**+5 **

So were doing it in pounds so we already have the total mass of 1 Kg so the device way 1 kg and half so we really all we need to do is add the value we discovered (2.20462262) and that add one half of that value together which is divideing it by two so yes... yup no worries XD I have done that before to.

HiylinLink
Mar 20, 2019

#13**+1 **

Soo.. 1,653466965 "weightunits"? or did my brain burnt out.. been fighting over this hours on facebook.. :D

Guest Mar 20, 2019

#14**+5 **

you been using face book to help you LOL okay yup all you have to do is divide* 2.20462262* by

**to 2.20462262**

HiylinLink
Mar 20, 2019

#15**+1 **

Firstly, KG is a maesure of MASS not weight, though they are used (mistakenly) interchangeably in Earth's gravity.

1 KG = 2.204622 LBs in Earths Gravity (this IS a measure of weight).

Given: . 1 + 1/2 w = w subtract 1/2 w from both sides

1= 1/2 w and thus w = 2 kg. (4.409245 pounds)

ElectricPavlov Mar 20, 2019