Why Math? pp 103-122 | Cite as

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  • R. D. Driver
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


Try to answer the following questions:

  1. (a)

    If a 10-inch pizza costs $3.00, what should a 15-inch pizza cost?

  2. (b)

    If a flower pot 1 foot deep and 1 foot in diameter holds 5 gallons, what would be the capacity of a similar pot 2 feet deep and 2 feet in diameter?

  3. (c)

    How much more water will flow through a 5/8-inch garden hose than through a 1/2-inch hose (assuming the same pressure and length)?

  4. (d)

    How many dimes can be placed flat on the face of a half-dollar with none overlapping each other or extending off the edge of the half-dollar?



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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Driver
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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