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### infinite research in marathon (math!)

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:28 am
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after some google search, im surprised i cant find the raw material for each science pack.
so i do some calculations and share them here.

##### 1. Oil conversion

1gas ≈ 1.111crude
1light ≈ .7407crude
1heavy ≈ .5555crude
1coal ≈ 3.889crude
or inversely, 1crude = 1.8heavy = 1.35light = .9gas = (9/35 ≈ .2571)coal

these directly come from advanced oil processing, coal liquefaction, cracking and simple algebra.
i will use these conversion to convert oil product into crude oil in next section.

##### 2. Research Cost

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oil : converts gas, light and heavy to crude.
coal (+oil) : converts crude to coal and add to coal cost. this assumes all oil product come from coal liquefaction.

interesting note: copper is used more than iron during infinite research.

##### 3. Crack Ratio

as a bonus, since we have the ratio of gas, light and heavy, we can figure out the ratio of refinery and each cracking chemical plant
(by using the power of ALGEBRA).