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TangoCharly69
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A small correction in my calculation.
The divisor is 1000 not 100

BAC = NumberOfDrinks x 20
BAC Burned = NumberOfHours x 15
Net BAC = (BAC – BAC Burned)/100
Net BAC = (BAC – BAC Burned)/1000

eg: I start drinking at 8 pm, stop at 11 pm, and drink 6 beers (or vodka shots or whisky pegs).
In this case my BAC at 6 am next day morning will be
BAC = 6 x 20 = 120
BAC Burned = 10 x 15 = 150 (since 10 hrs have passed between 8 pm in the night to 6 am in the next morning)
Net BAC = (120 – 150)/100 = -30/100 = -0.03
Net BAC = (120 – 150)/1000 = -30/1000 = -0.03