American Percentages

The American gallon is smaller than the Imperial gallon. A gallon in the UK is about 1.2 US gallons. This discrepancy in measurement is well known. Less well known is the difference in percentages. It seems that the American percentage is somewhat smaller than the British percentage. This can be deduced from this packet of juice.

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Note that the contents are 100% juice with added ingredients. If this was measured in English percentages, 100% would imply that the box was full of juice with no room for added anything.

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Published in: on 30 January, 2013 at 7:00  Leave a Comment  

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