|And if any soda company would give me money, I'd use their|
brand name in the problem statement. :-)
The following is a true story. I use it as a problem in static fluids every year. This year I assigned it when I was absent -- an upcoming post explains how I assigned the problem in class.
For now, though, look at the poll at the left of the blog -- vote for your estimate!
- Mr. Jacobs’ friend Brian Jackson saved two-liter soda bottles throughout his senior year of college. During “Haverfest," he duct taped the bottles together to form a raft. He then successfully floated himself out onto the duck pond.
Estimate how many bottles Brian used. Explain your reasoning thoroughly and show all calculations for full credit.