STATISTICS AND BREAD

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joeb33050 posted this 10 March 2020

One of my students designing labels?

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RicinYakima posted this 10 March 2020

Federal Food and Drug Administration; all calories labels must be in even units of ten. Any fraction less than 1/2 is rounded down. Any fraction more than 1/2 rounded up. Consumers are unable to add one slice at 63 so two slices would be 66. We are just cogs in the wheel.

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Squid Boy posted this 10 March 2020

According to the CFR's the label should be wrong. Calories under 50 can round down while over, round up, so if it was 65, it should round up to 70 not 60. If it was 59 rounded rounded to 60, two slices would only be 118 and round to 120. I am sure there is an explanation other than this because labels get checked a hundred times before they are approved. Printer error maybe but should never have gotten on the product. That's all I know, Squid Boy

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John Alexander posted this 10 March 2020

Well, at least the government has the good sense to round numbers. I can also list in even dollars on my tax return (somehow fresh on my mind.) That's an improvement over most organizations that give us numbers with lots of digits many of which mean nothing.  If the average slice has 63 calories they probably vary from one end of the loaf to the other from 55 to 70.  So the second digit is meaningless to the slice I am eating. 

We measure groups to 1/1000".  Yet two experienced judges, with the finest equipment, often won't agree to the nearest 1/100" We are measuring to the ragged edge of paper. Who are we kidding?

While I'm being a malcontent, why do we still have pennies or even nickels.?  If we rounded up and down to $.1 consistently there would be no difference in what things cost.   Maybe we don't know how to round. Maybe it's because of Abe on the penny. 

Back to my corner.

John

 

 

 

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RicinYakima posted this 10 March 2020

John,

I have read for years that state governments want to keep pennies and nickels because of the way they charge sales taxes. Here our sales tax rate is 8.5%, so any purchase over $.12 is taxed. That is important in this age of debit cards, otherwise the state would loose out on a percentage of their income. They are never going to "round it down" and people would yell if they rounded it up.

IMHO, Ric

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Squid Boy posted this 10 March 2020

It just occurred to me that all this time I was eating TWO servings when I made a sandwich. Now what do I do? Squid

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Ross Smith posted this 10 March 2020

Where's Joe on this?

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John Alexander posted this 11 March 2020

Ric,

You may be right.  If so it is too bad that most people are incompetent with numbers beyond addition.  If the check-out, credit card, debit card, etc. computers were programed to round to $0.1 everyone would pay or receive exactly the same amount funny sales taxes rates or not. 

We got rid of the half cent coin in 1857 when it was worth in buying power 15 current cents.  I'm sure there were taxes and a lot of items priced to the nearest half cent in 1856.  If we were as smart as we apparently were in 1857 we should be able get rid of both the penny and nickel.  

John

 

 

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BigMan54 posted this 12 March 2020

I have given up trying to understand anything the Gov't does.

The only thing I DO understand about the Gov't is they want Our Money and OUR RIGHTS.

 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Brodie posted this 13 March 2020

Ric,

You may be right.  If so it is too bad that most people are incompetent with numbers beyond addition.  If the check-out, credit card, debit card, etc. computers were programed to round to $0.1 everyone would pay or receive exactly the same amount funny sales taxes rates or not. 

We got rid of the half cent coin in 1857 when it was worth in buying power 15 current cents.  I'm sure there were taxes and a lot of items priced to the nearest half cent in 1856.  If we were as smart as we apparently were in 1857 we should be able get rid of both the penny and nickel.  

John

Jon, if we were as smart as we were in 1857 we would remove and replace the idiots in D.C.

 

B.E.Brickey

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 14 March 2020

But what if you leave the crust?

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RicinYakima posted this 14 March 2020

 David, There is not fat in the crust, only the healthy parts my Mommy said! Eat it is good for you!

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tedly posted this 14 March 2020

I blame it on bathroom scales and digital clocks. Both give meaningless, overly precise answers to questions you didn't ask.

Answer : 11:47 25

Question: How long is it to lunch.

Answer  214lb 12.5 oz

Question Am I fit? Healthy?

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