Posted by Sarah on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:49am.
A cylindrical can holds three equalsized balls perfectly. Which is larger, the can's height or the can's circumference?

Geometry  drwls, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 8:20am
Let the ball's radius be R.
The can's height is 6R.
The can's circumference is 2 pi R.
2 pi = 6.283.. > 6
Therefore, _____

Geometry  Reiny, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 8:50am
Great question, one of my favourites.
I used to bring a tennisball can into class and challenge my students to give me a solution and explanation verbally.
Thanks drwls for the reminder.
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