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Homework Help: Kraft Dinner Overhang project

  1. Sep 13, 2006 #1
    hi, I have this physics 11 project to do and i have no idea where to start.

    Objective: to build a structure out of 10 kraft dinner boxes that protrudes the farthest past the origin as well as has the greatest hight above it.

    The Kraft dinner is used as it is in the store with the box unchanged
    (macaroni and the package of sauce stays inside)

    If anyone could find a calculation or a simple way to achieve a large over hang or show a diagram of a tower that you have attempted yourself it would be greatly apreciated
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  3. Sep 13, 2006 #2


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    To start with, think about a single box, hanging partially off the edge of the table.

    If 40% of the box is hanging off the table, what happens? Does the box stay put?

    If 60% of the box is hanging off the table, what happens? Does the box stay put?

    Consider the center of mass of the box, and think about where it must be, relative to the table's edge, to keep the box from falling off the table.

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