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Aspen Ghost 12-Oct-23
My apologies for a petty problem...I am 72 and my husband passed a while back so I cannot ask him. I am using his grain scale to break down a recipe. (Please, don't hate me!) I have two ounces I need to divide in 3. The scale only goes up to 500 grains (I know if you use weights, higher. I do not know how to use them.) I will be weighing in 500-grain increments. I believe I have converted it down to being: 2,766.4724 grains per third. I have that figured to be 5.533 (500s) exactly. I am totally stumped to figure out how many grains the .533 part would be. I've tried to Google it but how to word it has the wrong answers popping up. Which have been % loan calculations. Can anyone either come up with the answer or tell me what steps I need to take? I'm glad I thought to use my husband's grain scale for this as it brings back fond memories of "helping" him with his reloading. At least I felt like I was helping...Thank you so much for any help you can send my way! dwtjan
7000 grains to the pound. 437.5 grains to an ounce. 145.83 grains = 1/3 ounce.
One grain is 1/7000 of a pound. One ounce is 437.5 grains . I hope this helps . Your scale maxes out at just over an ounce.
You need 3 piles each of 291.6666 grains, where I went to school; but that’s been awhile
The 0.533 part is 266.4724 grains. 5 x 500 grains is 2500 grains. 266.4724 more grains to get to 2766.4724 grains for each third. Unless I'm reading your question wrong.
From: Aspen Ghost
Jan, I think you may have your math wrong unless I'm misunderstanding your question. If you want to divide two ounces into three parts then you do not want 2,766.4724 grains per third. Here's a converter: https://www.unitconverters.net/weight-and-mass/ounce-to-grain.htm If you want 1/3rd of 2 ounces (=2/3 = 0.6667) just enter 0.6667 in the ounces and you'll get what others have said: 291.7 grains.
But if you are looking for something other than one third of two ounces, let us know.
I missed the 2 oz part of the problem. The others nailed it. Disregard my previous post.