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Gravity experiment (Posted on 2006-05-04) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You are studying the effects of gravity on clay spheres. You conjecture that they will shatter... but at what height? You want to find out the smallest integral height in meters from which the clay will fall and shatter.

Unfortunately, you only have four identical clay spheres, at least until the company that makes them starts returning your calls. Also, you only have enough time for 8 tests, during which the general area will be cleared of people. Last time someone did such an experiment, an egg... well, it was messy. Up to what height can you test the effects of gravity on the clay?

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  Subject Author Date
re(2): SolutionPriscilla2006-05-09 18:11:31
re: SolutionCory Taylor2006-05-09 17:21:41
SolutionTristan2006-05-09 16:20:34
re(3): QuestionRichard2006-05-08 20:38:03
re(4): QuestionSalil2006-05-08 19:48:21
re(3): QuestionEric2006-05-08 16:23:30
re(2): QuestionEric2006-05-08 16:22:01
re(2): QuestionSalil2006-05-07 22:19:02
re: QuestionRichard2006-05-07 12:17:24
QuestionSalil2006-05-07 10:41:47
re(2): Scale It DownRichard2006-05-06 12:48:13
Some Thoughtsre: Scale It Downtomarken2006-05-06 09:20:04
Scale It DownRichard2006-05-05 23:50:38
re: Detailed SolutionEric2006-05-05 22:03:27
Detailed SolutionSalil2006-05-05 21:31:54
SolutionRevised solutionSalil2006-05-05 13:43:27
SolutionMy solutionSalil2006-05-05 13:20:25
Drop Plan Part IEric2006-05-05 03:04:00
Solutionre(2): That's the breaks (Possible correct solution)Dej Mar2006-05-05 02:20:38
SolutionEric2006-05-05 02:19:37
A Scheme That WorksRichard2006-05-05 00:15:57
Hints/Tipsre: That's the breaks (Possible correct solution)tomarken2006-05-04 22:10:22
That's the breaks (Possible correct solution)Dej Mar2006-05-04 19:00:10
re(4): Possibly right solution, partial expl.John2006-05-04 15:39:43
Hints/Tipsre(3): Possibly right solution, partial expl.tomarken2006-05-04 15:14:09
re(2): Possibly right solution, partial expl.John2006-05-04 15:08:15
Solutionre: Possibly right solution, partial expl.tomarken2006-05-04 14:17:26
SolutionPossibly right solution, partial expl.Jer2006-05-04 14:09:26
First thoughtEric2006-05-04 12:53:36
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