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Volume of a gallon

 
 
Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 07:54 am
I need to verify the volume of a gallon for a question that I was recently asked. Through some calculations, I came up with about 6 1/2 gallons per cubic foot. Does that calculation seem correct?
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Francis
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 08:37 am
@mnestell,
Not really as 1 cubic foot = 7.480519481 gallons (US liquid) ..

Check here
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 08:56 am
@Francis,
There is a "dry" gallon which was a portion of a bushel in old commerce. A dry gallon converts to 6.48 dry gal to the cubic foot and (of course) we have the IMPERIAL gallon which is 6.28 gal to the cubic foot.

You may be right depending on which measurement standrd you were using.

REally, nobody uses the dry gallon any more cause the W bushel is an archaic measure instituted by King Alfred (he was a king of England before many of us were born)

Alfred said, in his desire to unify weights and measures, the following:
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8. & gange án mynet ofer ealne þæs cyniges anweald, & þone nan man ne forsace.

§1. & gange án gemet & an gewihte, swilce man on Lundenbirig & Wintaceastre healde.

§2. & ga seo wæge wulle to cxx p', & nan man hig undeoror ne sille.

chapter 8. And let one money pass throughout the king's realm; and that let no man refuse.

§1. and let one measure and one weight pass; such as is in use in London and Winchester;

§2. and let the wey of wool go for 120 pence, and no one sell it for less
RealEyes
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 12:55 pm
@mnestell,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallon
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 12:59 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Quote:
8. & gange án mynet ofer ealne þæs cyniges anweald, & þone nan man ne forsace.

§1. & gange án gemet & an gewihte, swilce man on Lundenbirig & Wintaceastre healde.

§2. & ga seo wæge wulle to cxx p', & nan man hig undeoror ne sille.


That Alfred sure had a way with words, didn't he?
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 12:47 am
My gallons go to 11.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 02:00 am
This is all very pointless - if I drink a gallon I havent a clue where my foot is let alone measure it.

Just realised you were talking about volume - after a gallon ? Very loud.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 03:36 am
The so called Darwin Stubby originally 80 Imperial Fluid ounces (4 British pints) but was standardised under metrication at 2.0 litres.

Which doent help the original poster one jot.
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