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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)

by Tux (Monsignor)
on Feb 08, 2010 at 14:42 UTC ( #822018=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
in thread poll ideas quest 2010

Mercury, lead and tin were not really used a lot to make weapons. Weapons might not be real household appliances, but they do kill :)
Iron and Copper (Bronze) however were used a lot for weapons.


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn


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Re^4: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
by serf (Chaplain) on Feb 09, 2010 at 18:12 UTC

    I believe there's a bug in the first line of your code:

    Mercury, lead and tin were not really used a lot to make weapons. Weapons might not be real household appliances, but they do kill :) Iron and Copper (Bronze) however were used a lot for weapons.

    I ran your source through the debugger and it reported:

    Bronze is typically 88% copper and 12% tin

    Therefore if Copper was used a lot in Bronze weapons, then Tin was also used around 1 / 7.33333333333333rd of a lot, which is still rather a lot.

    If it wasn't for all that Tin then Bronze wouldn't have been used for those weapons... and Cornwall wouldn't have had such a thriving export trade in ancient times!

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