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## Challenge #178: Chuck Like a Woodchuck

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8 - Asteroid

Lots of different ways and times to take averages and sums.

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Pat, Wonderful WF. I love how you maintain the technicality of the measurement names! Alter Everything!

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7 - Meteor

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Turns out if you skip a soil type, it's really hard to find the right answer.  Debugging took forever....

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Process:
- Text to Columns on Soil Composition (4(!) columns, not 3)
- Extract string to the left of the "-" in each of the 4 soil composition fields
- Extract % of composition of each of the 4 soil composition fields
- Calculate cubic feet of each room
- Apply % of soil composition to cubic feet of each room to determine cubic feet of soil of each tupe
- Transpose each of the 4 soil types
- Union of each of the 4 transpositions
- Find and Replace to add weight of cubic foot of each soil type
- Calculate soil weight for each soil type
- Summarise soil weight for each burrow
- Calculate average weight of soil in each room
- Calculate average weight of cubic foot of wood for the types of wood
- Append average weight of soil with average weight of cubic foot of wood
- Calculate average cubic feet of wood * average weight

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8 - Asteroid

For me, it's a hard one. Because I could not understand feet,clb, etc.

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This was a good reminder to think through data types. I had some fields set to integer, and it was giving me crazy erroneous results.

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