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01-02-2007, 01:22 PM
Maybe Iam just old and stupid- want to half a recipe that calls for 2/3 cups oil ? Is it 1/3 ?? Help !


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01-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Yes, of course. Unless you would rather prefer it as two sixths!

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01-02-2007, 01:28 PM
you OLD? Nah, and your right on it 1/3...
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01-02-2007, 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by Barb L.
Maybe Iam just old and stupid- want to half a recipe that calls for 2/3 cups oil ? Is it 1/3 ?? Help !

OK, I'll step out on a limb here - yes, it's 1/3 cup. If you were to double THAT amount it would give you 2/3 cup.

(sorry for it appearing that I edited your post - I hit Edit versus Quote - typed my answer - my answer was IN your post! lol I removed it and made a new post - hence my edit - sorry)

And also edited to say that when I typed this no one had responded yet - lol
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01-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Ok, thanks alot, lol - hubby and one son said no the other yes ! Maybe just strange family !! Love you all !! Know I got you all to chuckle over this one!!
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01-02-2007, 05:16 PM
........... grrrrrr, which brings me to my bigest problem. Time to switch to metrick. I hate all this 2/3, 5/16, etc. Drives me crazy. I have couple of boxes of drills. The number and the letters ones are all organised in order, but the fractions, are just seating in the pile, as i have no clue which one is biger or smaller......
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01-02-2007, 05:31 PM
Charlie D, That is easy....get yourself a drill gage. My husband has an extra one..if you would like it. It has all different size circles and the size is marked next to them.
Are you joking?
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01-02-2007, 05:39 PM
Barb, get some measuring cups that are divided into cups.

If your dividing measurements you just take 3/3=1 in other words 1/3 + 1/3+1/3 = 1

Same as if you took 1/4 cup you would just take 4/4= 1 1/4+ 1/4+ 1/4 =1/4

that last = sign should have been a + sign. Sorry to mess it up, But you get the idea of equal parts.
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01-02-2007, 05:56 PM
It is so hard to go from US measurements to metric-------but an electronic scale that converts to either grams and ounces has been a godsend!!!! I'm even beginning to learn the conversions myself-----grams and all. 6 cucumbers is about the equivalent of one kilo or 2.2lbs. aghhhhhhhhhhhh!
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01-02-2007, 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by expatgirl
It is so hard to go from US measurements to metric....
You must be kidding me, right?

Though I know what your problem is, you are trying to think how much one kilo in pounds or wise versa is. Don't do that. Same with distance, just except it as is. And then you'll be fine. Think of it as counting to 10, first grate problem right. If you know how to count to 10, you know how to use metric system. Everything is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Just try not to convert from one system to another.

As far as drills go, I am a machinist and have been working for 15 years with standard system, still don't know what is going on. Okay, I kind know, but if you wake me up in the middle of the night and ask which one is bigger 7/64 or 3/32 I would not know the answer. On the other hand if you wake up anybody and ask what's bigger 2.35 millimeters or 2.75 they will tell that it is obvious that 2.35 is smaller then 2.75.
I chose those numbers because they are very close, but I had to look them up.

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