Ruler Stacking
by Sylvia Liu
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Act One
 Teacher note
 1.
If you had 100 rulers, how far could you make the stack overhang the desk without it tipping? How about with 1000000 rulers?
 2.
Is there an upper limit to the overhang distance, even if we had an unlimited number of rulers?
Act Two
We can approximate the maximum possible overhang of a stack of n rulers with the formula overhang = (L/2)*ln(n) + 0.2886, where L is the length of each ruler.
Act Three
Sequel
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How did the rulers stay and not fall?Was he trying to balance them to make stairs?Why plastic and wood?


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