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 What's the difference between snowmen and snowwomen? (Posted on 2004-06-14)
Sometime this past winter, I was in a snowball fight... and I had two left when we had to call it quits. As it happened, they were both spheres and one had exactly twice the diameter as the other.

I left the two on the ground, when we quit... and the weather started to get warmer. The snowballs started to melt. The melting only occurred at their surface, so the speed at which the balls melted was proportional to only the surface of the (remainder of the) snowballs.

How much (volume) was left of the small snowball when half the volume of the larger had melted?

 No Solution Yet Submitted by SilverKnight Rating: 4.0000 (2 votes)

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 Subject Author Date slightly different result David 2004-10-21 06:20:16 re(2): Via ODE Richard 2004-06-15 02:55:16 What's the difference between snowmen and snowwomen? Penny 2004-06-14 15:31:32 re(2): solution Charlie 2004-06-14 13:58:13 re(2): solution Tristan 2004-06-14 13:56:51 re(6): Some thoughts - spoiler? Erik O. 2004-06-14 13:53:05 re(5): Some thoughts - spoiler? SilverKnight 2004-06-14 13:48:22 re(4): Some thoughts - spoiler? Erik O. 2004-06-14 13:44:52 re: solution Thalamus 2004-06-14 13:43:37 re: Via ODE Thalamus 2004-06-14 13:39:57 solution Charlie 2004-06-14 13:39:44 re(3): Some thoughts - spoiler? SilverKnight 2004-06-14 13:36:35 Via ODE Richard 2004-06-14 13:34:38 re(2): Some thoughts - spoiler? Erik O. 2004-06-14 13:28:54 re: Some thoughts - spoiler? Thalamus 2004-06-14 13:17:34 Some thoughts - spoiler? Erik O. 2004-06-14 13:02:16
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