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### Re: Stupid question of the day

ppauper wrote:
so what exactly is a "liquid" letter?

easier to define what it is not, commas!

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Paul wrote:
C (sea)
D (River Dee)
P (pee)
T (Tea)
X (River Exe)
Z (River Wye)

Very good,. And which letter can one drink? (I must be careful here).
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
Paul wrote:
C (sea)
D (River Dee)
P (pee)
T (Tea)
X (River Exe)
Z (River Wye)

Very good,. And which letter can one drink? (I must be careful here).
Software AI bots cannot fathom this question, And even some humans!
One "can" drink any of them. Whether one would want to is a deeply personal preference.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
t

The one they served to Litvinienko combines well with my answer.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

2 separate entities with the same values? Units??
In language, it would be caled a heteronym
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

2 separate entities with the same values? Units??
In language, it would be caled a heteronym
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym

In language is criterion for a homonym is similarity of sound and dissimilarity of meaning.
Here, we have similarity of number and dissimilarity of meaning.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

2 separate entities with the same values? Units??
In language, it would be caled a heteronym
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym

In language is criterion for a homonym is similarity of sound and dissimilarity of meaning.
Here, we have similarity of number and dissimilarity of meaning.

harmonium?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
2 separate entities with the same values? Units??
In language, it would be caled a heteronym
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym

In language is criterion for a homonym is similarity of sound and dissimilarity of meaning.
Here, we have similarity of number and dissimilarity of meaning.

harmonium?

harpsicode?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

One generally defines X = {X} ⋅ [X], where {X} is the numerical value of a quantity X and [X] is its unit. The latter is more popular. Having said that, I'd just say units, as suggested above.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

katastrofa wrote:
Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

One generally defines X = {X} ⋅ [X],  where {X} is the numerical value of a quantity X and [X] is its unit. The latter is more popular. Having said that, I'd just say units, as suggested above.

I think so. To be honest, I am then a bit surprised by the original question. Do physicists do dimensional analysis?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

How about "strange coincidence"?  If two calculations involving the same system yield indentical quantities with respective different units, it seems to imply that some physical constant is exactly 1.000000 (1 liter/meter in this example).

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

How about "strange coincidence"?  If two calculations involving the same system yield indentical quantities with respective different units, it seems to imply that some physical constant is exactly 1.000000 (1 liter/meter in this example).

Like fixed point of Fahrenheit  = Celsius (-40)?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

How about "strange coincidence"?  If two calculations involving the same system yield indentical quantities with respective different units, it seems to imply that some physical constant is exactly 1.000000 (1 liter/meter in this example).

Like fixed point of Fahrenheit  = Celsius (-40)?

Yes, and 100 liters of water boils at 100 C.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuchulainn wrote:
katastrofa wrote:
Collector wrote:
is there a special expression when two calculations have same value, but different entities

For example 100 Liter and 100 meter, could I use the expression value equivalent to describe both are 100 ?

One generally defines X = {X} ⋅ [X],  where {X} is the numerical value of a quantity X and [X] is its unit. The latter is more popular. Having said that, I'd just say units, as suggested above.

I think so. To be honest, I am then a bit surprised by the original question. Do physicists do dimensional analysis?
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