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# math ?

jwb267
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2 gal. of 93 octane

2 gal. of 100 octane

1 gal of 110

what would be the octane rating

I am not concerned about the chemical aspects as one lowers the other

just the average

2 gal. of 100 octane

1 gal of 110

what would be the octane rating

I am not concerned about the chemical aspects as one lowers the other

just the average

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3,1178,872✭✭✭5 gal. of 99.2

BINGO!

Edit: (showing 'work')

2 gal. of 93 octane

2 gal. of 100 octane

1 gal of 110

5 gal of ????

(2/5 * 93) + (2/5 * 100) + (1/5 * 110) =

(37.2) + (40) + (22) = 99.2

23,814******4,668I checked and found a some calculation for "proof" and don't know if this applies.

Example.

It is desired to reduce spirits of 191 proof to 188 proof. We find that 191 proof spirits contains 95.5 parts alcohol and 5.59 parts water, and 188 proof spirits contains 94.0 parts alcohol and 7.36 parts water.

95.5 (the strength of 100 wine gallons of spirits at 191 proof) divided by 94.0 (the strength of 100 wine gallons of spirits at 188 proof) equals 1.01.

7.36 (the water in 188 proof) multiplied by 1.01 equals 7.43.

7.43 less 5.59 (the water in 191 proof spirits) equal 1.84 gallons of water to be added to each 100 wine gallons of 191 proof spirits to be reduced. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/30.66

What I am saying is that the ratio of volume to octane may not be a linear equation. I would say that calculation is close, but could be as much as one octane point off. Could be more, or may not even matter.

I would refer you to a specialist in volatile liquids if I knew one.

32,201✭✭✭✭2 gal. of 93 octane

2 gal. of 100 octane

1 gal of 110

what would be the octane rating

I am not concerned about the chemical aspects as one lowers the other

just the average

Octane can not be determined by that method.

3,117bpost, given that octane is reported as per volume at gas stations, this method is correct. If it was by weight, then it wouldn't work.

3,787✭✭✭8,872✭✭✭quote:Originally posted by jwb267

2 gal. of 93 octane

2 gal. of 100 octane

1 gal of 110

what would be the octane rating

I am not concerned about the chemical aspects as one lowers the other

just the average

Octane can not be determined by that method.

Do you know something Sunoco doesn't?

https://www.sunocoracefuels.com/tech-article/mixing-fuels-calculating-octane

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100

100

110

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496

496 dividend by 5 = 99.2

20,585✭✭✭19,663✭✭✭I just need something a little more than pump 93. this should do it

8,872✭✭✭thanks all for your replies

I just need something a little more than pump 93. this should do it

This calculator makes mixing ratios easy.

http://www.bazellracefuels.com/Calcs/OC1.htm

19,663✭✭✭8,872✭✭✭I had saw that, but didn't know how to use 3 octanes

You can mix the ratio/octane you want with just two.

4,668I had saw that, but didn't know how to use 3 octanes

I just played with that calculator and it came to 99.2

You have to use trial and error to find it.

I used the 93 and 100 first, and knew that was 4 gallons, the kept changing the desired octane until the mix came to 2 gallons each. That came to 96.5.

Then changed the gallons to 5, used the 96.5 and 110 and changed the desired octane number until it came out to 4 and 1 gallons, and 99.2 worked.

That being said, seems the straight math with ratio's (fractions) is fine.

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