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#### Freeza-CII

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« on: November 09, 2008, 03:10:56 PM »
So a tanker truck is hauling 100 chicken and they extrude 12oz. of poop each every hour.  Now The truck is moving at 55mph and it has traveled 500 miles.  Stoping only 3 times for a total of 40 mins.  and one more time for speeding that took a hour.  After the truck get to its destination how much poop is on the road?
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#### Hooman

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 03:57:43 PM »
None? It's all on the truck still?

#### Freeza-CII

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 05:36:45 PM »
YEs its still on the truck they dont unload and the chickens dont fly away

#### Hooman

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 05:51:29 PM »
My first answer being that they poo in the truck, and not on the road. It's obviously a trick question, and you're not supposed to calculate anything. Although, it seems I may have missed the trick. You don't haul chickens in a tanker truck.

#### Sirbomber

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 08:54:38 PM »
If the tanker truck explodes, how much chicken goo is on the road?
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#### Eddy-B

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 01:39:56 PM »
That all depends on how much gets vapourized in the explosion, and how much chicken residu is left..

[PS] The trick question would be: how much has the tanker increased in weight, because of all the poo?  [/PS]
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#### Hidiot

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 01:57:05 PM »
Assuming the container was a closed one and that no extra water or food entered the container, then the total mass would have stayed the same.
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#### Freeza-CII

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 07:13:51 PM »
the Trick question was why would you haul chickens in a tanker truck hehe.  which hooman already said

#### Eddy-B

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 10:28:11 AM »
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Assuming the container was a closed one and that no extra water or food entered the container, then the total mass would have stayed the same.
Correct!
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#### Sirbomber

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 11:02:15 AM »
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the Trick question was why would you haul chickens in a tanker truck hehe.
Probably for the same reason you'd glue a n00b to a tank.
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#### Fenrisul

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 03:37:01 PM »
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Assuming the container was a closed one and that no extra water or food entered the container, then the total mass would have stayed the same.
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The mass would be less...because a portion of the food ingested would be turned into chemical energy and disappated as heat...

#### Hooman

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008, 03:51:12 PM »
Umm, that would only really be true in a nuclear reaction when mass is converted to energy. It's also a very small percentage of the mass that gets converted, so you'd need quite a large nuclear reaction to notice any difference in mass, and by that point you probably wouldn't have a truck left.

In normal checmial reactions, mass is preserved.

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 06:32:19 AM »
You miss my sarcasm

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 08:49:58 AM »
the real question is, how did you get that elephant in with all those chickens?
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#### Eddy-B

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 10:25:42 AM »
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You miss my sarcasm
And you missed the fact that we're talking about a tanker (which is a closed area, as per the assumption) and since no mass is added: the mass will stay the same.

Although the carbon atoms in the food/chickens will be converted into carbon dioxide and the hydrogen atoms into water (vapour), since it's a closed tanker they will still contribute to the total mass.
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