**Quote: Banned - 2010.06.19. 11:00:37** Wow...no offense but....

That's a load of manure.

Here, let me break this down:

A = 2kg

B = (2kg) divided by 2 (which would be ONE)

C = A + B

So, what is 2 plus 1?

3?

Good...

Now, we have D

D = 2(C)

So what would D be kids?

**6**....*not* 8.

But, back to why I posted what I did before.

If a loaf of bread weighs 1lb and** half a loaf** of bread...

then a loaf of bread actually weighs 1.5 lbs...so then half a loaf of bread actually weighs .75 lb so...

then a loaf of bread actually weighs 2.25 lbs and half a loaf of bread weighs 1.125 lbs...so....

then a loaf of bread actually weighs 3.375 lbs and half a loaf of bread weighs 1.6875 lbs....

can we see a pattern here folks?

An item cannot weigh **itself** *PLUS half* of the weight of **itself**.

Because THEN the weight of itself would constantly change...and, so would half of it's own weight as well.

A paradox.

Sorry but no: If half a loaf of bread weighs 1 lb + half a loaf, one loaf weighs 2 lb.

and if 1 brick weighs 2 kg and half a brick, then one brick weighs 4 kg.

It is not a paradox, both are a simple X=A + X/2 type of equation.

It is actually a common way of weighing items when using a tip scale. I have seen it done many times, lets say you want to weigh a huge quantity of grain, and all your weights combined weighs 5 kg, but the barrel you use to weigh grain in can handle over twice as much. You then weighs off 5kg of grain in some container, and place this among your weighs, so now one measure of grain is 10kg, or 5 kg and half a measure.

If you don't believe me, try it out.