Fermi Questions C

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How many earth moons would it take to equal the mass of Jupiter?
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TheChiScientist wrote:How many earth moons would it take to equal the mass of Jupiter?

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What is the Gravitational attraction of the moon and Jupiter
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TheChiScientist wrote:How many earth moons would it take to equal the mass of Jupiter?

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What is the Gravitational attraction of the moon and Jupiter

Earth moon I pressume?
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TheChiScientist wrote:
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TheChiScientist wrote:How many earth moons would it take to equal the mass of Jupiter?

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What is the Gravitational attraction of the moon and Jupiter

Earth moon I pressume?

Yes
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Since no one has posted a question, I guess I'll go ahead:

What percent of all deaths in history have been caused by shark attacks?
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NeilMehta wrote:Since no one has posted a question, I guess I'll go ahead:

What percent of all deaths in history have been caused by shark attacks?

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How many more people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year in the US than are diagnosed with mesothelioma?
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NeilMehta wrote:Since no one has posted a question, I guess I'll go ahead:

What percent of all deaths in history have been caused by shark attacks?

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How many more people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year in the US, compared to those diagnosed with mesothelioma?

How can you get anything more than 2 for a percentage?
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PM2017 wrote:
Unome wrote:
NeilMehta wrote:Since no one has posted a question, I guess I'll go ahead:

What percent of all deaths in history have been caused by shark attacks?

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How many more people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year in the US, compared to those diagnosed with mesothelioma?

How can you get anything more than 2 for a percentage?

I've reworded my question to make it more clear.
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PM2017 wrote:
Unome wrote:
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How many more people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year in the US, compared to those diagnosed with mesothelioma?

How can you get anything more than 2 for a percentage?

I've reworded my question to make it more clear.

A percentage goes up to 100 percent... You can't have 130,000 percent of all deaths be from sharks. E5 is the total deaths/E11 which is -6 or as a percentage -4. Also sources I saw online said the rates of deaths were slightly lower so possibly -5
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Unome wrote:
PM2017 wrote:How can you get anything more than 2 for a percentage?

I've reworded my question to make it more clear.

A percentage goes up to 100 percent... You can't have 130,000 percent of all deaths be from sharks. E5 is the total deaths/E11 which is -6 or as a percentage -4. Also sources I saw online said the rates of deaths were slightly lower so possibly -5

This is a more coherent version of what I was saying.
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PM2017 wrote:
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Unome wrote:I've reworded my question to make it more clear.

A percentage goes up to 100 percent... You can't have 130,000 percent of all deaths be from sharks. E5 is the total deaths/E11 which is -6 or as a percentage -4. Also sources I saw online said the rates of deaths were slightly lower so possibly -5

This is a more coherent version of what I was saying.

Oh I thought it was about my question. What was wrong with my answer? I ended up with ~1/100,000 deaths are from shark attacks and extrapolated from there.
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PM2017 wrote:
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A percentage goes up to 100 percent... You can't have 130,000 percent of all deaths be from sharks. E5 is the total deaths/E11 which is -6 or as a percentage -4. Also sources I saw online said the rates of deaths were slightly lower so possibly -5

This is a more coherent version of what I was saying.

Oh I thought it was about my question. What was wrong with my answer? I ended up with ~1/100,000 deaths are from shark attacks and extrapolated from there.

Well the question wasn't how many deaths are caused by sharks, so you went too far.
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PM2017 wrote:
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A percentage goes up to 100 percent... You can't have 130,000 percent of all deaths be from sharks. E5 is the total deaths/E11 which is -6 or as a percentage -4. Also sources I saw online said the rates of deaths were slightly lower so possibly -5

This is a more coherent version of what I was saying.

Oh I thought it was about my question. What was wrong with my answer? I ended up with ~1/100,000 deaths are from shark attacks and extrapolated from there.

The question specifically asked for percentage. According to Google it's 1/3,748,067 or about 3E-7 not E-5 (though sources do change I don't realistically think it's as high as E-5).
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Unome wrote:
PM2017 wrote:This is a more coherent version of what I was saying.

Oh I thought it was about my question. What was wrong with my answer? I ended up with ~1/100,000 deaths are from shark attacks and extrapolated from there.

The question specifically asked for percentage. According to Google it's 1/3,748,067 or about 3E-7 not E-5 (though sources do change I don't realistically think it's as high as E-5).

oh darn...

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Unome wrote:Oh I thought it was about my question. What was wrong with my answer? I ended up with ~1/100,000 deaths are from shark attacks and extrapolated from there.

The question specifically asked for percentage. According to Google it's 1/3,748,067 or about 3E-7 not E-5 (though sources do change I don't realistically think it's as high as E-5).

oh darn...

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If I had as many copies of the Beowulf, Heaney translation, as would be as long as all the forums posts made on this website since 2008, how much would they weigh? (assume all the books are paperback)
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