# Re: OT: a dumb query? pls humor me

```On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 07:39:04AM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> Michael Pobega wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 08:52:27AM +0100, Joe Hart wrote:
> >
> >> how much we get ripped off at the pumps.  Current price is 1.40 Euro per
> >> liter.  Do the math:  1.3 Euro = 1 Dollar.  3.8 liter = 1 US Gallon.
> >>
> >
> > That's pretty cheap. I live in New York and gasoline up here is \$2.30
> > or so per gallon.
> >
>
> You missed the math. Joe's price of \$1 is per _liter_, not gallon. He's
> paying almost \$4 per gallon, while you're paying \$2.30. I have a hard
> time calling that "cheap".
>
> Now, how would one do this calculation in OO.o Calc? Or Gnumeric? Or
> maybe some other Debian math-y proggie? Maybe, how would one draw a
> graph comparing the two prices?
>

Ah, right. I'm not used to using the metric system, so I usually
assume that everything is in American measurements.

\$4 per gallon though? That's amazing. I can't believe anyone can be
allowed to change that much for gas, it's highway robbery

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