by Dan Meyer
September 24, 2012
Which container holds more popcorn?
What information would be useful to know here?
- ImageDimensions of the paper
Can a rectangular piece of paper give you the same amount of popcorn no matter which way you make the cylinder? Prove your answer.
How many different ways could you design a new cylinder to double your popcorn? Which would require the least extra paper?
Is there a way to get more popcorn using the exact same amount of paper? How can you get the most popcorn using the same amount of paper?