Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
Drexel University or The Math Forum.



Re: The diameter of a chips box
Posted:
Jan 30, 2013 4:38 PM


> (Assuming the chipbox is circular) > > The circumference is 2. > Circumference = 2 * pi * radius, so > 2 = 2 * pi * radius, so > radius = 1/pi > therefore the diameter = 2* radius = 2/pi
Hi Cadman,
your assumption that the chipbox i circular is not correct. It is very easy to construct it from a sheet of paper, and see that the chipbox is not circular, it is even not elliptic. The solution is simple, but not quite straightforward.
Best regards, Avni



