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Old 6th October 2006, 12:46 PM
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Clown Get 2 soda cans and a tape measure

Put one can on the floor standing up and the other can lying on its side on a desk, counter top or whatever and measure the distance from the highest point of each can. Now reverse; lay the one on the floor on its side and stand other one up and measure.

Do you get the same measurement?
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Old 6th October 2006, 12:53 PM
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Re: Get 2 soda cans and a tape measure

gee, i don't have two pop cans (I don't even have one ) but it sounds to me like you should not expect the same measurement? the measurement with the pop can standing on the desk and the other laying on the floor should be more than the one where the pop can lays on the desk and stands on the floor. Is this a test that I just failed?
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Old 6th October 2006, 01:00 PM
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Re: Get 2 soda cans and a tape measure

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gee, i don't have two pop cans (I don't even have one ) but it sounds to me like you should not expect the same measurement? the measurement with the pop can standing on the desk and the other laying on the floor should be more than the one where the pop can lays on the desk and stands on the floor. Is this a test that I just failed?
Is all your doing is reversing the soda cans though.
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Old 6th October 2006, 01:00 PM
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Re: Get 2 soda cans and a tape measure

Nice question.
Initial thought, should be the same. After a moment or two, they will be different. I won't spoil the fun yet, but I worked the answer out with old fashioned pencil, paper and mental arithmetic. (I think!)
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Old 6th October 2006, 01:13 PM
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Is all your doing is reversing the soda cans though.
I was born at night, but not last night.
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Old 6th October 2006, 03:55 PM
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I was born at night, but not last night.
I'll have to bring something a little more challanging!
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Old 6th October 2006, 05:37 PM
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Re: Get 2 soda cans and a tape measure

That's ok, when I first read it, I thought "whats the catch, it's the same" but then I reread it and took a moment to slap myself. Doh....nuts....mmmm, donuts!
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Old 8th July 2012, 04:41 AM
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Re: Get 2 soda cans and a tape measure

I don't get it. What is the answer? I'd appreciate knowing how you worked this out. Thanks.
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