## Archive for the ‘Fast Food Maths’ Category

April 25, 2015

### Helloooo My Little Luvvies,

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### So here are the 10 Maths Mystery Box challenges I’ve put together for you:

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**And the bonus Maths Mystery Box Question:**

**Sniffer rats have been in the news this week, but:**

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**Isn’t MATHS marvelous? And magical too!**

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**Hoo Roo for now,**

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**MATHSPIG**

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May 28, 2014
#### Choco Yum Yum! Mathspig lervs chocolate. But did you know chocolate can kill you?

#### Chocolate contains a chemical called Theobromine. This alkaloid ( other alkaloids include cocaine, nicotine, caffeine and strychnine) can kill humans. More info Wired Magazine.

# How much chocolate is too much?

#### Firstly, the darker the chocolate the more Theobromine it contains.

#### Based on highest possible toxicity:

White Chocolate: insignificant

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## Milk Chocolate 1-5 g/kg

#### 200gm block = 1 gm per block

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## Dark Chocolate 10 g/kg

#### 200gm block = 2gm per block

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## Cooking or Baking chocolate* 10-50 g/kg

#### 200mg block = 10 g per block

#### (* Vetmedicine: Cooking chocolate contains 8-10 times the Theobromine in Milk Chocolate )

#### According to Wired large doses of theobromine may cause “nausea and anorexia ….. sweating, trembling and severe headache.”

#### The Royal Society of Chemistry notes that chocolate does not contain caffeine, but theobromine induces similar symptoms.

#### LD50 for the lethal dose for 50% of the population f or Theobromine is:

# 1000 mg/kg 0r 1gm/kg of body weight in humans

# Death by Chocolate Calculations:

# 1. FORMULA

# 2. GRAPH

# 3. Percentage

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May 28, 2014
#### Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. As dogs are small they can easily eat enough chocolate to kill them. According to The Royal Society of Chemistry

#### LD50 or Lethal Dose for 50% of the population of dogs for Theobromine is 300 mg/kg or 0.3 gm/kg.

chihuahua weighs 3 kg or less

cocker spaniel weighs 12 kg

Great Dane weighs 64 kg

#### Dogs are susceptible to Chocolate Poisoning because they do not metabolise Theobromine very quickly. In other words, they can gobble down a lot of chocolate (Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day are danger zones for dogs) and the chemical builds up in the body to a lethal dose.

#### The National Geographic has an amazing interactive chart for dog poisoning by chocolate.

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May 28, 2014
#### LD50 for Theobromine cats is 200mg.

#### According to The Royal Society of Chemistry cats are hypersensitive to Theobromine but, as cats cannot taste sweetness, they are rarely poisoned.

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March 27, 2013
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March 27, 2013
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March 27, 2013
#### Food Scientists check to see if the stated sugar content of food equals the actual sugar content. Here is a medium sized Macdonald’s Coke.

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#### The size of a medium sized coke is:

#### 590ml (Australia) containing 55 g sugar.

#### 621 ml (21 fl oz) USA containing 58 g sugar

#### 400ml (UK) with 42 g sugar.

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#### You can get nutrition information for Macdonald’s coke for Australia here , the USA here and the UK here.

# Food Science Maths

#### Q 1. Calculate the percentage sugar in Maccas cokes in Australia, the USA and the UK assuming 1 ml coke weighs 1 g.

#### Ans: 9.3% (Aus), 9.3% (USA) and 10.5% (UK)

#### Here are some interesting results for the Goran Labs. This table shows you the % variation in sugar content of soft drink samples.

#### Q2. Calculate the actual amount of sugar for by weight for each medium sized Macdonalds coke if, as shown in the graph above, there was 28% more sugar than stated on the nutrition panel, in the brochure or on the website.

#### Ans: 70.4 g (Aus), 74.2 g (USA) and 53.7g

#### Well, chug-a-lug mathspiggies, you can see which country is getting a big sugar hit at Maccas.

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