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Puzzle ID:#10994
Fun:*** (2.38)
Difficulty:*** (2.73)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!

 

 

 



This is a combination Letter Equation / Rebus. Can you figure out the common saying?

480 grains of P > 5,760 grains of C




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Comments

inudbzAus
Mar 16, 2003

i dont get it.
inudbzAus
Mar 16, 2003

i dont get it.
Codammanus
Mar 16, 2003

Griphook, here used a combination of a rebus and a letter equation to "spell out" a commonly-used expression. Needless to say, HE's done it agian. Fabulous!
speedyg1000*
Mar 19, 2003

i never knew a grain was a unit of weight
Christina0213
Mar 30, 2003

Haha! that's fantastic
julip
Apr 10, 2003

Apothecaries' weight:
troy grains, scruples, etc.
peterbradfor
Apr 10, 2003

I got it. It was quite clever, but erroneous.
480 grains = 1 Apothecary ounce
437 grains = 1 troy ounce (what we normally mean by an ounce)
And 1 pound = 7000 grains.
(user deleted)
Apr 10, 2003

Yes, this teaser is erroneous, and the error makes it difficult to solve. The ratio of ounces to pounds is 16:1, so making it 12:1 really misleads the reader.

Nice try though.
electronjohn*us*
Apr 10, 2003

Another great one.
Lyceum_
Apr 10, 2003

I think the saying is "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," so the ">" should be "=". Nevertheless, great teaser.
(user deleted)
Apr 10, 2004

I'm confuzzeled Can someone please explain it to me in english
griphookph*
Apr 10, 2004

thanks
GidgieAus*
Apr 10, 2004

Yeah, it really should have been an equals sign, but I still got it fairly quickly. Any weight references to a P and a C would give it away.
Palsha**
Apr 11, 2004

i like this teaser
griphookph*
Apr 11, 2004

thanks
sweetime**
Jun 20, 2005

don't suppose a hint can be added for those of us that have no idea how many anything's are in pounds and ounces, forget how many grains (i live in a metric world...)
BarticusAus**
Dec 26, 2005

In Troy or Apothocaries weight, 1 ounce is 480 grains and 1 pound is 5760 grains (12 ounces). In Avoirdupois, 1 ounce is 437.5 grains and 1 pound is 7000 grains (16 ounces). BTW. "ounce" is from Latin "uncia" meaning "twelfth".
bradon182001*us*
May 04, 2009

I got it, but I'm not sure how. Fun rebus. Thanks for posting.



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