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### Measuring a Puddle

```Date: 09/05/2002 at 20:25:43
From: Alisa White
Subject: My Problem Of The Week

How many different ways can you measure a puddle?

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Date: 09/06/2002 at 17:00:35
From: Doctor Ian
Subject: Re: My Problem Of The Week

Hi Alisa,

How you measure a puddle depends on what you want to know about it:

To measure the depth, you can poke a stick into the puddle
until hits the bottom.

To measure the length, you can hold a yardstick above the puddle.

To measure the circumference (the distance around), you
can place a piece of string around the rim of the puddle
and then use a yardstick to measure the string.

To measure the volume, you could suck all the water up
with a vacuum cleaner or a sponge and measure it with a
measuring cup.

Does this help?

- Doctor Ian, The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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Associated Topics:
Elementary Geometry
Elementary Measurement
Middle School Geometry
Middle School Measurement

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