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ERIC Number: EJ938166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Straw in a Box
Jerrard, Richard; Schneider, Joel; Smallberg, Ralph; Wetzel, John
College Mathematics Journal, v37 n2 p93-102 Mar 2006
A problem on a state's high school exit exam asked for the longest straw that would fit in a box. The examiners apparently wanted the length of a diagonal of the box, but the figure accompanying the question suggested otherwise--that the radius of the straw be considered. This article explores that more general problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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