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Standardization - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
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hergrace From: hergrace Date: March 11th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ah Science

This came up for us when I was helping Xian with his science project (which concerned baking, in particular flour types and leavening). Because it was 'science' we had to convert all measurements to metric. And while we didn't necessarily *measure* metrically (even though most of my measuring tools *will* go that way), it was a challenge to rewrite the recipes for the report in that way.

It also gave us a serious problem to ponder. When you're transcribing a recipe, is it better to measure by mass or volume? We take for granted the fact that we measure flour by volume while the Brits (and probably most other countries) measure by mass. Fortunately, I don't think he lost points for measuring by volume...
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