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Popcorn Picker

by Dan Meyer


Act One

  • Dan Meyer

    Dan Meyer

    September 24, 2012

    Which container holds more popcorn?

Act Two

Act Three


  • 2.

    Can a rectangular piece of paper give you the same amount of popcorn no matter which way you make the cylinder? Prove your answer.

  • 3.

    How many different ways could you design a new cylinder to double your popcorn? Which would require the least extra paper?

  • 4.

    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?

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