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Old November 24 2013, 10:27 AM   #20
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Re: Would a real life transporter technically be 'murder' ?

Since there's as much replicated matter as original matter, it's a 100% increase in mass. That goes however it's spread out between them.

I'll illustrate with example numbers.

Original Kirk = 80kg (say).

Good Kirk = 40kg matter + 40kg replicated matter
Evil Kirk = 40kg matter + 40kg replicated matter
That's 80kg matter plus 80kg replicated matter, for a total of 160kg.

There is as much replicated matter (80kg) added to the original Kirk as he originally had matter (80kg), so it's a 100% increase. 80kg = 100% times 80kg.
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