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?
(In reply to
re: Via ODE by Thalamus)
The general readability may not have improved, but I have corrected the miscopied numerical calculations so that now the answer I gave of .202676857 really is supported by the intermediate calculations leading up to it.

Posted by Richard
on 20040615 02:55:16 