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 22:48 Mar 12, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Livestock / Animal Husbandry
 Spanish term or phrase: difficulty in interpreting a sentence Tabla 3.- Evolución del peso individual medio (kg.) de los lechones: Peso al Nacimiento 1.55 Peso a 7 días 2.93 Peso a 19 días 5.54 Los datos nos muestran que, el 34,6 % de la ganancia de peso de los lechones se produce durante los primeros siete días de vida. I don't understand where the author obtained the 34.6%, as the weight gain in the first 7 days was nearly double (i.e. nearly a 100% increase). TIA:-)
 xxxLia FailSpain Local time: 23:45
 English translation:see note Explanation:How to get 34.6% Total weight gain = 5.54 - 1.55 = 3.99 weight gain between birth and 7 days = 2.93 - 1.55 = 1.38 % from total gain from 0 to 7 days = 1.38/3.99*100=34.59%=34.6% 34.6 % of piglets total weight gain was from 0 to 7 days of age--------------------------------------------------Note added at 15 mins (2007-03-12 23:04:36 GMT)--------------------------------------------------34.6% of the total live weight gain from 0 to 19 days of age occurs from 0 to 7 days of age
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Local time: 22:45
 Thanks to P Forgas too (this was justslightly faster):-) I understand perfectly now, the missing word was TOTAL as in "34.6% of TOTAL weight gain occurred in the first 7 days".4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +1see note
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 P Forgas
3 -1mistake
 tangotrans

11 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
mistake

Explanation:
I think it must be a mistake. My opinion.

 tangotransLocal time: 22:45Native speaker of: Spanish, English

disagree  mfs_trad: its not a mistake
 4 mins

13 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
see note

Explanation:
How to get 34.6%
Total weight gain = 5.54 - 1.55 = 3.99
weight gain between birth and 7 days = 2.93 - 1.55 = 1.38
% from total gain from 0 to 7 days = 1.38/3.99*100=34.59%=34.6%
34.6 % of piglets total weight gain was from 0 to 7 days of age

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Note added at 15 mins (2007-03-12 23:04:36 GMT)
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34.6% of the total live weight gain from 0 to 19 days of age occurs from 0 to 7 days of age

 mfs_tradPortugalLocal time: 22:45Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in category: 4
 Thanks to P Forgas too (this was justslightly faster):-) I understand perfectly now, the missing word was TOTAL as in "34.6% of TOTAL weight gain occurred in the first 7 days".

agree
 6 mins
-> Thanks Michele

15 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
a ver

Explanation:
A el peso inicial de los lechones=1,55
B el peso final de los lechones=5,54
C la ganancia de peso=(A-B)=3,99
ganancia de peso durante los primeros siete días=2,93-1,55=1,38
1,38 es el 34% de 3,99

saluditos, P

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Note added at 16 mins (2007-03-12 23:05:48 GMT)
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C=B-A
perdón, me confundí

 P ForgasBrazilLocal time: 19:45Native speaker of: Spanish

agree
 6 mins

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