Measuring a PuddleDate: 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? I need ideas. Could you please help me? 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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