3 tennis balls in a can
by Jake Hill
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Act One
 Teacher noteThis one is interesting both for it's intuitional intrigue and its theoretical vs. realworld results.
Act Two
 Teacher noteTheoretically, algebra shows us that h=3D < 3pi=C. (Circumference is greater, right?)
The actual can's style can vary our realworld results, however. Different companies have different spacing above/below and around the tennis balls.
Classroom measurements of displayed pictures or actual ballcans lead to differences between our theoretical and experimental data.
Sequel
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Is the circumference of the tennis ball container larger than the height of the container?














Which is larger:The circumference of 1 tennis ball orThe height of the cylinder

Is there a container that would hold these tennis balls more compactly? "Build a Better Container? "






What is the smallest cylinder you can make that would still fit three tennis balls ?


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