Canstruction
by Brian Marks
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Act One
Act Two
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Act Three
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Is that for real? Could you safely build the same 4 pyramids on top? How many cans?






How many cans did that take? How many cans would fit in the gap underneath?







Assuming the weight is evenly distributed and the cans are empty, how much weight rests on each square inch of the cans at the bottom?













Is this upside down? How did they make it? What are the cans of? What are the red cans? How much does it weigh? How many cans? Total Volume?
















What is the ratio of the square that forms the top of the canstruction to the square that the red cans form on the bottom?





How do they keep the cans from falling? There must be overlap, but is it really sufficient to hold the weight from above?





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