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Subject: How can the surface area of an egg be measured?

Date: Tue Apr 13 13:22:55 1999
Posted by Gailord Gordon
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Area of science: Physics
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As you know, the surface area of a flat object can be approximated 
by tracing it onto paper, cutting it out, weighing it, and 
dividing its weight by the known weight per square inch of the 

Is there a similar technique by which a three-dimensional object's 
surface area can be measured?

I'm particularly interested in determine the approximate surface 
area of an egg, but I would be delighted to know if there is a 
general approximation method for the surface area of irregular 

Re: How can the surface area of an egg be measured?

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