It is time to move on...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
If the sophomores of AGS keep up their current trash creation rates, we will need a landfill large enough to hold 442,601 cubic feet of garbage. This is their lifetime trash footprint. You should know that only 100 students completed this assignment.
If you remember, the Great Pyramid in Egypt covers 13 acres and has a volume of 90,000,000 cubic feet. If an AGS sophomore is an average American student, how many students would we have to collect trash from to create a volume that is equal to the volume of the Great Pyramid?
Saturday, May 07, 2011
No worries, just calculate the volume you currently have and divide it by the number of days you've been collecting. Say you have a box with a width of 7 inches, a length of 11 inches, and your trash reaches a height of 8 inches after 4 days. Now convert those measurements to feet (0.583 ft by 0.916 ft by 0.666 ft) and find the volume of trash you collected. In this case it would be 0.355 cubic feet. Divide this by 4 and you create 0.0889 cubic feet of garbage per day. I hope this helps.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011