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:
> >> Please don't start talking about gas prices. It makes me think about
> >> 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