# Re: Math conundrum

*From*: Herman Jurjus <h.jurjus@xxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 09:57:32 +0200

woodcraftssuch@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

[snip]

> ... But then I get to

thinking, if I had a string around a box 10" square, that would be a

40" string, but if I had a string around a 10 1/2" square box, that

would be a 42" string. Then, if I had a string around a box 100'

square, that would be a 400' string, but if I had a string around a box

100' 1/2" square, that would be a 400' 2" string, the same amount of

extra string for a much bigger box. So to my 9th grade 5 straight

algebra F's, 10th grade dropout mind, that would seem to mean that what

applies to a square might also apply to a sphere.

Excellent; my compliments! You overcame your own prejudice, all by yourself, by going back to basics. That's what mathematics is all about.

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Cheers,

Herman Jurjus

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