We all know that Harry can be a clever guy! What do you notice in the story below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!

We all know that Harry can be a clever guy! What do you notice in the story below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!

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The broom must break into two different parts, but looking at the picture I’m guessing the parts are not equal. The broom breaks apart from the stick at slightly less than 36 inches because every box needs a little styrofoam.

The broom must be broken into smaller parts to fit inside the box.

It must be a hypotensue of the box

Can you say more about your thinking, Brooke?

If the box is 3′ long, and the broom is 4′ long it must be placed in the box on a diagonal. We can figure out how wide the box must be by using the Pythagorean Theorem. (3*3) + (width*width)= 4*4. 9+Width squared = 16. Width squared=5.

Therefore the width must be at least Square root of 5 feet (appx 2.24′)

Box is 36” long but 4′ wide