 View Single Post  31st May 2012, 05:49 AM #2258 Robert Muehlenkamp New Blood   Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 18 PS: I did your formula calculations in the meantime. Funny thing I notice is that the bodies of Provan's test group occupy less volume on average than those of the hypothetical test group with 3 adults à 43 kg and 5 children à 16 kg, even though the total and average weights of the latter test group are lower than those of the former: Item_ Provan's test group_Test group with 3 adults à 43 kg and 5 children à 16 kg (a) Number of bodies in Provan's test group_8_8 (b) Volume m³ of Provan's box_0.44_0.44 (c) Volume m³ per body = (b) ÷ (a)_0.06_0.06 (d) Concentration of bodies per cubic meter_18.18_18.18 ST's formula: (e) Total weight of adults kg_174_129 (f) Total weight of children (1) kg_85_64 (g) Total weight of children (2) kg_7_16 (h) Total weight of test group kg_266_209 (i) Average weight of test person kg_33,25_26,13 (j) Volume occupied by adult m³_0,095940_0,090526 (k) Volume occupied by child (1) m³_0,035150_0,033684 (l) Volume occupied by child (2) m³_0,011579_0,033684 (m) Total volume m³ of (j)+(k)+(l)_0,142669_0,157895 (n) Average volume per person = (m) ÷ 3_0,047556_0,052632 (o) Persons per m³ = 1 ÷ (n)_21,03_19,00 How do you explain this?     