Message from discussion WW2 the Stupid War
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Subject: Re: WW2 the Stupid War
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In article <leula8pbad623nvarecg70hkrlrhl0t...@4ax.com>,
Johannes v Ebersdorf <ebersd...@spamfree.gmail.com> wrote:
>>> You couldn't even get the FEET of eight people to fit
>>> onto 1 mï¿½, let alone the upper body.
>> Back to school, Sir. Maybe, maybe it's not too late.
>> Hint: the area of a human foot is typically much less
>> than 40 sq. inches. Hopefully, you can figure out how
>> many sq. inches are in 1 square meter, and divide, in
>> order to obtain how many pairs of 40 sq. inch feet
>> are required to cover 1 sq. meter?
>> Then, think about a general population, which includes
>> women and children (whose feet are far, far smaller
>> than 40 sq. inches).
> The trouble is that people's feet are not rectangular
> and are hence wasteful of space.
Good Lord. Ok. Looking at an average person (that is,
including women and children), what would you estimate
a bounding rectangle for a human foot is?
I just measured my foot. True, I'm not the largest person
in the world, but my feet are about average for adult
males, and much larger than those of children and of
the very large majority of females (not counting WNBA
players). My foot can easily be contained in a 12 X 5
inch rectangle (leaving some extra space).
Do the math, man. Just do the math, if you can. It's
not *that* difficult!