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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    31 May '16 10:37
    A circular piece of dough once baked has a thickness of "a" centimetres.
    And a radius of "z" centimetres.

    What is the total volume of the bread?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    31 May '16 18:52
    Must be a trick question.

    Obviously thickness x pi x radius is the simple answer.

    But what about the volume of the hollow spaces inside the bread caused by the yeast?
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    31 May '16 19:53
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Must be a trick question.

    Obviously thickness x pi x radius is the simple answer.

    But what about the volume of the hollow spaces inside the bread caused by the yeast?
    pi r squared I mean
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    31 May '16 21:47
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    pi r squared I mean
    The radius is z ... not r.
    And the thickness is equal to a.

    You have two days to figure it out.
  5. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    31 May '16 23:45
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    The radius is z ... not r.
    And the thickness is equal to a.

    You have two days to figure it out.
    Is it a doughnut?

    If so, and "z" is the average radius... I would say:

    V = pi*a²/4*2*pi*z
    V = 1/2*pi²*a²*z
  6. Standard member BongalloJoe
    Not Gone Yet
    01 Jun '16 03:12
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    Is it a doughnut?

    If so, and "z" is the average radius... I would say:

    V = pi*a²/4*2*pi*z
    V = 1/2*pi²*a²*z
    Thank you for inviting donuts into this conversation

  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    01 Jun '16 09:18
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    Is it a doughnut?

    If so, and "z" is the average radius... I would say:

    V = pi*a²/4*2*pi*z
    V = 1/2*pi²*a²*z
    Way off!

    It is just a simple cylinder. ... NO DONUT

    Clue:
    Thickness "a" could be thin or thick.
  8. 01 Jun '16 22:06
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    A circular piece of dough once baked has a thickness of "a" centimetres.
    And a radius of "z" centimetres.

    What is the total volume of the bread?
    I like mine with extra peperami and no anchovies.
  9. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    01 Jun '16 22:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Way off!

    It is just a simple cylinder. ... NO DONUT

    Clue:
    Thickness "a" could be thin or thick.
    Ok...

    Its not: pi*z²*a?

    Edit: Oh is see (I think) it's pizza!
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    02 Jun '16 03:42
    Originally posted by orangutan
    I like mine with extra peperami and no anchovies.
    We have a winner!