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Comment Re:Going to become more common. (Score 2) 130

I have a few exercises I give my students in which they have to make a guess at a quantity and then make a calculation to back it up. My favorite: If you marked off a tract of land in a 3x3 foot grid, and one person stood at each intersection, how many square miles would accommodate the entire world population, and what would be a country of comparable size?

Of course, after doing the calculation, one might ponder what it would smell like...

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