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i was given an assignment in my design engineering class......it goes as follows:

What is the maximum amount of weight that can float in a boat made out of 1 sheet of cardboard 4 feet by 8 feet in size...when flat but it can be folded and cut and glued in any shape you choose.

**you also have to be able to prove your solution**

If the dimensions were 2' by 2' by 4' then the volume would be 32

and then next would i have to times 32 by 62.4 ( weight of water per cubis foot) to give me the answer.?

cuz it would come out too be 1996.8 pounds...and it seems to me that thats a little to much for a cardboard box on water to hold

if any one could help me with this that would be awesome

thanks

-brooke

thanks---

brooke

What is the maximum amount of weight that can float in a boat made out of 1 sheet of cardboard 4 feet by 8 feet in size...when flat but it can be folded and cut and glued in any shape you choose.

**you also have to be able to prove your solution**

If the dimensions were 2' by 2' by 4' then the volume would be 32

and then next would i have to times 32 by 62.4 ( weight of water per cubis foot) to give me the answer.?

cuz it would come out too be 1996.8 pounds...and it seems to me that thats a little to much for a cardboard box on water to hold

if any one could help me with this that would be awesome

thanks

-brooke

thanks---

brooke

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