# COMMUNITY : FORUMS : SCIENCE

## Math Problem

I need a formula to answer a question such as this:
If a 7 feet 300 lb man can have 24 beers before becoming intoxicated, how many beers can a 5 feet 100 lb man consume before becoming intoxicated.

Or direct me to a site where I might have this answered.

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Josehf Murchison3 years ago
Depends on what you call intoxicated

You missed time factor and blood alchol.

A 5 foot 100 lb man can drink 24 beers and not become intoxicated also at 1 beer a day.
Sovereignty (author) 3 years ago
I appreciate the reply, but this is for fantasy; a Leisure Suit Larry type video game.
If a 7 feet 300lb Zubian can have 24 Knarg cakes before he pukes, how many Knarg cakes can a 5 feet 100 lb Zubian eat before it pukes.

...is what I should've said.
What other variables or constants might I need?
3 years ago
Well, if you're building your own physics/physiology, then you can do it as you wish. Volume scales approximately with length^3, so your 300 lb seven-footer is either about 10% overweight, or your five-foot 100 lb'er is a bt skinny (the volume ratios would be (7/5)^3 = 2.74, i.e. 274:100 or 300:109).

It's reasonable assume that blood volume scale with overall body volume, so you could do your intoxication based on the cube of height ratios (so the five-footer could eat 24/2.74 = 8.76). You could also do it purely by mass, if you want your users to be able to figure out the math easily.
Sovereignty (author)  kelseymh3 years ago
The player will not see the maths. The values, I threw in haphazardly. Thank you for both the lesson in math and pulling teeth.

Seriously though, that's precisely what I was looking for. Thank you for your time.
3 years ago
Are the Knarg cakes frosted or are they vegan?