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The Geordi 25:1 reference needs to cited, I'm guessing "Galaxy's Child", but I'm not sure it actually referred to "intermix ratio". The "Where No One Has Gone Before" reference refers to "intermix formula." -- Alan 01:00, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Relation between 'textbook' ratio and practical ratio Edit
The question that had been used in TNG: "Coming of Age" did not include any information regarding the plasma flow, which makes it comparable with middle-school volume-equations that omit the thickness of the containing object (e.g. a crate).
One can say that the textbook ratio does not account for the amount of matter needed to keep the plasma flowing. Which explains why the practical ratio gets closer to 1:1 the higher the warp-factor becomes as the amount of matter needed to keep the plasma flowing could be (and presumably is) a constant factor.
One piece of evidence that supports this is the fact that the VISIBLE plasma tubes only go FROM the warp core, as far as I know there is NO evidence of plasma being RETURNED to the warp core. – 18.104.22.168 13:16, 16 October 2008 (UTC)