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This is an estimation of the exchange rate for Bits = Dollars and Jangles = Dollars

This theory will be going by the assumption that a bucket of apples seen in Call of the Cutie is 1 Bushel, costing 4 bits



Bits (If apples were very cheap)

4 Bits = $2.00 Nets you a bushel of apples (40-42 apples)

1 Bit = $0.50 cents Nets you 10-10.5 apples

0.08-0.10 Bits =  $0.04 7/10 - $0.05  Gets you a single apple




Bits v2 (If apples went for around the same price as the real world)

4 Bits = $14.00 Nets you a bushel of apples (40-42 apples)

1 Bit  = $3.50 Nets you 10-10.5 apples

0.08-0.10 Bits = $0.35-$0.37 Nets you a single apple


Bits v3 (If real world Bit was equal to the alternate Bit shown in the show)

4 Bits = $0.50 Nets you a bushel of apples (40-42 apples)

1 Bit  = $0.12 1/2  Nets you 10-10.5 apples

0.08-0.10 Bits = $0.01 1/4 - $0.01 1/24 (approx.) Nets you a single apple.

Jangles were used in older generations. This will be going by the episode "The Great Lemonade Stand War".

Really, conversion seems quite simple:

2 Jangles Get you two "extra special" lemonades

Lemonade at those stands generally go for around a dollar. Assuming that:

1 Jangle = 1 Dollar



~Thing
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:iconerrieboy:
errieboy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Tomatoes would be very expensive in equestria then. i mean 3 tomatoes for 2 bits? sheesh
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Hawk-of-the-Reborn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
They're organic tomatoes :p
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Tomato monopoly, it must be true!

Yeah, really; looking back on it it's pretty flawed. I may try fixing it up at some point.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooome point
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guy-named-Paul Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
This actually explains a line in "Putting Your Hoof Down", where that asshole vendor tries to sell Fluttershy an apple for 20 bits, and she replies that she "doesn't carry that much money on her". Well going by V2, that means that 20 bits is $70!
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errieboy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
it was a cherry, but yea, very expensive indeed XD
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CrystalNoteAdopts Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jeez... dat apple god
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Muffinliker345 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So Ponies will be sorta cheap in Ponyland? Wow.
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ILM126 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02…

Wow, it was published on EQD 3 years ago today.

(Check the bottom of this post, www.equestriadaily.com/2015/02…)
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Wow, it's hard to believe it's been three years! Gosh, it's been so long
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:iconilm126:
ILM126 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
^^
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gwojo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MATH IT BURNSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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:iconsgtnolisten:
SgtNolisten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
"And Satan did say:

Let us put the alphabet in math.

And there was much misery."
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StarStreak96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thank you sir! I've been wondering about this.
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cannedcream Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ha! Awesome. This is exactly what I needed.

So going by the v2 conversion rules, in Equstria I'd be making about... 2 1/2 bits an hour.

Wow that's... SUPER depressing...
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Deserttortise18 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
in fact, I would actually like to see you do a video on this subject :)
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Deserttortise18 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
yeah, but just using the price of apples doesn't automatically give you the approximate value of the bit, so you also have to take into consideration: what is the volume of said coin? what is it made of? is it solid gold, or just gold plated?
to find the volume of the bit, you need to use the candy cane measurement system, then you would have to measure the proportions of the ponies' body parts, and compare the approximate diameter of the hoof, to that of the bit, then find the bit's approximate height, then use the formula V=πr^2 h and then use the volume and compare it to the value of solid gold, or whatever reasonable alloys the bit may be made out of, and Then you'll have a very accurate approximation of the value of the Equestrian Bit.
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cannedcream Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*brain overloads from math*
*eyes roll back into head*
*black out and drool*
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Deserttortise18 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
But, do you perhaps know someone who can do all that?
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Deserttortise18 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Aw, I thought you were good at that stuff...
XP
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darthvader45 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Ok, I think v2 is most likely, since apples here cost a moderate amount per apple, so a bushel would be fairly priced based on v2. Honestly, I'd be set with the usual 40$ I withdraw a week from my checking account.
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shadow-creator Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
2 bits = 1 mug of cider = about $3.50
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Pyrus-Nightwrite Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
well, this should prove very helpful for my fanfic nonsense. thank you.
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Here's something that popped out in the Synchtube channel recently : [link]

...oh, and I see you already heard of this? (seeing the new description)
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Eyup :P
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Never thought too heavily about it...
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I saw that you were featured at the Equestria Daily ? ;) [link]

Congratulations. :D
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Thank you, my friend. :D
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RexIvan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I think the Jangles currency was used in the G1 and G2 episodes. . . . I think . .
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
You would be correct.
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Pimpslap-MeGee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
The Apple Family would be selling their apples around a quarter per? Hot damn, sign me up!
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UtterConfusion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Two bits is a quarter; a bit = 12.5 cents (an eighth of a dollar.) It's a real world (American) expression that just isn't used much anymore.
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sonicboom679 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Writer
Insert obligatory shave and a haircut joke here.
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parallellogic Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
:O_o: Which episode had lemonades/jangles? I must have completely missed that :confused:

It's probably closer to 5 cents using your first approximation - I believe the second line should read 10-10.5 apples, which would be on the order of 4.7 to 5 cents </nitpicking>

:iconiseewhatyoudidthere: Your maths may help you with conversion rates...
But can it calculate the POPULATION OF EQUESTRIA?

~PL, Engineering Brony
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I.. think you might be right. Give me second, I'll look it over.
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Yes, your right. Silly me, I changed it according to what you said. Thanks :D
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
:thumbsup: Sure thing
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:iconthing07:
Thing07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Disregard that, I didn't read the question.

It was The Great Lemonade Stand Wars.
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parallellogic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
:) Ah, I was assuming you were referring to a G4 episode
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