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Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by Oliviasgroomroom, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Oliviasgroomroom

    Oliviasgroomroom New Member Registered

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    Hi everyone, does anyone know how many dogs approx you can bath with a 4 litre bottle diluted at a ratio of 20/1?
     
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    that's 80-L of diluted solution, total, divided by however many ounces / milliliters U use, per dog.

    Presumably U would use the most shampoo per giant dog [125# & up / 60-kg & up], less on an X-Lg dog [100# or less / 50-kg or less], less on a Lg dog, less yet on a Med dog, less yet on a Sm dog, & the least shampoo would be used on a toy-sized dog [15# or less / 10-kg or less].
    Let's say U use 85-mls per giant dog, that's 940 giant dogs.
    if U use just 20-mls on a Chihuahua, U could bathe 4K Chis.

    HTH,
    - terry

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    Oliviasgroomroom New Member Registered

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    That's a great help thank you so much
     
  4. Caro Perry

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    The trouble is you've asked a question that is essentially unanswerable other than by an experienced dog groomer who knows how long his/her supply will last. A big dirty long haired dog is going to need far more than a small clean short haired type.

    I use a couple of squirts - how that converts into ml I have no idea.
     
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    A very good A level maths question.
     
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    Actually you've tempted me to try and come up with the algebraic formula to calculate it!

    All we know is the volume of shampoo available- 20x4 litres. an awful lot of variables and it's more years ago than I care to admit from when I did A level maths
     
  7. JudyN

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    I think it's more an A level Nuffield Physics problem - they used to test your initiative, creativity and flexible thinking by asking questions such as 'How many atoms wear off the soles of your shoes with a single step?' or 'Is it more efficient to irrigate the Sahara by building a desalination plant in situ or towing a huge iceberg from the polar region?'
     
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    I'd have thought crashing a small comet into it would be more efficient than either of these. Quite disappointing from Nuffield that they didn't suggest that. :rolleyes:
     
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    Haha - my father writes and marks A level Physics exams - I think he did used to do it for Nuffield too in the past. I may just pass your ideas on to him:D I was always glad I did a different A level board!
     
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    I'm sure if a student had suggested it and explained their reasoning, with sensible estimates for trajectory, comet size, force of impact and whether the Sahara might turn to glass would have gained them extra marks! You'd never get extra marks for that now - if the marking system said nothing about comets then you'd be wasting your time.

    Mind you, back then, people would just wonder why you weren't sticking the dog in your bathtub with a bar of carbolic...
     

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