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Re^4: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)

by serf (Chaplain)
on Feb 09, 2010 at 18:12 UTC ( #822248=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
in thread poll ideas quest 2010

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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