# Funny Question

By yyiiyyii · 26 replies
Feb 2, 2008
1. if it is 0 degress outside today and tomorrow it will be twice as cold, then how cold with it be outside tomorrow?

2. ### captaincrankyTechSpot AddictPosts: 12,188   +2,149

Is that 0 degrees Farenheit or Centigrade? Why is it correct to pluralize "zero" in this case?

3. ### hamas123TS ManiacPosts: 482

It will be -1 degrees i think because if it's 1 degrees and it is twice as cold tomorow it will be 0 degrees right ? And -1 degrees is 1 before 0 degrees and 0 degrees is one 0 degrees is one before 1 degrees.
Do you know the answer yyiiyyii?

4. ### kimslandEx-TechSpotterPosts: 14,524

Minus zero

as opposed to zero (or + zero, ie same thing)

5. ### mopar manTechSpot AmbassadorPosts: 1,379

But there is no - or +0, according to the math teachers....

6. ### captaincrankyTechSpot AddictPosts: 12,188   +2,149

If .........this is Tuesday......Then.....

Zero times zero is zero. Zero plus zero is zero, in decimal math. even in binary math.

We can only hope that M\$ will come up with a hot patch to fix it. Me, I'll be holding my breath every Tuesday until they do! .....NOT......!

Trivia: Books have been written about the number zero. I'm trying to remember the names, but I'm coming up with nothing.., nada..., zip...., love....,zilch!

7. ### M0R0NITS RookiePosts: 86

Sounds like a statement some weather man made. Probably about how well he predicts the weather also.

8. ### yyiiyyiiTS RookieTopic StarterPosts: 105

u have to convert the tempature to calvin and then double that then convert it back

9. ### LNCPapaTS Special ForcesPosts: 4,242   +445

I think you mean kelvin

10. ### SNGX1275TS Forces SpecialPosts: 10,723   +408

You can't get 'twice as cold' anyway. There is only heat and absense of heat, you don't double the coldness, but you can half the heat energy. So in that case it would be 127.69K if your original scale was fahrenheit, 136.58K if the original scale was celcius. Neither of which are even naturally obtainable temperatures on Earth.

If your original scale was K then its impossible.

11. ### AlbertLionheartTechSpot ChancellorPosts: 2,026

0c is damn cold - double that and you get damn damn cold. Easy peasy.
Next question?

12. ### captaincrankyTechSpot AddictPosts: 12,188   +2,149

Way,Way Overpriced.........

I think "Calvin" is that designer guy who's trying to get his name on everybody's underwear. Anyway, he makes jeans as well. Brooke Shields used to say, (in his commercials for those jeans), "nothing comes between me and my Calvins". So, at the time apparently, she wasn't wearing the Calvin guys underwear also. Now here's my question, if Brooke didn't have any panties on, does that make her twice as cold, or you twice as hot? :haha:

13. ### AlbertLionheartTechSpot ChancellorPosts: 2,026

You could always ask her if she would mind you inserting a thermometer into her jeans to find out? But then you would have to explain why, so maybe not.....

14. ### captaincrankyTechSpot AddictPosts: 12,188   +2,149

Pardon me, this wil only take a minute.......

Do you you think that the army's "don't ask, don't tell" policy could be adapted to this situation? :blush:

15. ### yyiiyyiiTS RookieTopic StarterPosts: 105

does it mater if you say 0 or 1 degree or degrees

16. ### kimslandEx-TechSpotterPosts: 14,524

Don't bring up the "Mice" - "Mouse" debate, or is that mouses or mices?

Anyway I asked my 10yo Son and he said it's still zero. So that's that.
Mind you this is all on the assumption that 1 exists (the basis of all maths)

17. ### SNGX1275TS Forces SpecialPosts: 10,723   +408

No. Look at my original response, that should tell you that it doesn't matter what your starting temp is called.

18. ### AcclamatorTS RookiePosts: 261

Interesting question. You have posted a nice paradox.

19. ### ZedTS RookiePosts: 20

Yes but then you have to divide by the pi root

20. ### EnvergureTS EnthusiastPosts: 134

0 °C is 273.15K, half of which is 136.58, which is -136.58 °C.
If is feels twice as cold, it will be twice as far below the normal temperature of the surface of your skin as it is at freezing, which varies from person to person but averages around -20°C.

21. ### captaincrankyTechSpot AddictPosts: 12,188   +2,149

I'm finally starting to understand this ****........

Since the reciprocal of 2 times is 1/2, let me rephrase the question, If it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, does that mean it will also be half as hot?:haha:

22. ### AlbertLionheartTechSpot ChancellorPosts: 2,026

I have run out of heating oil - how cold is that?

23. ### Ph30nIXTS RookiePosts: 243

It would depend on whether you are referring to the ACTUAL temperature, or the temperature percieved by us, In which case you would need to factor in the rate at which our bodies cool etc etc.

24. ### AlbertLionheartTechSpot ChancellorPosts: 2,026

Perceived is as if standing naked in the middle of an area of still air after a fixed period without central heating? Daft - I put some clothes on and it is still too cold/

25. ### ZedTS RookiePosts: 20

Well around every dark cloud there's a silver lining.....won't have to worry about your sys. overheating for awhile.