## Friday, October 05, 2012

### Thanksgiving Proportion

Happy long weekend everyone.  Enjoy the feasts and try this problem.  Oh YEAH do not forget to get your Manga High done.

How long and how tall is this plane?
Huge Plane
by 8lettersuk

How many cars would it take to measure this plane's height and width?

How many would fit inside the plane?
How many turkeys fit inside this plane?
Do turkeys fly?

l stephanie said...

It would take 15 cars to measure the plane. I think its height is 100ft. The width, well first i checked the average width of a car, and it is 6'. So next I multiplied 6 x 15 and it equaled to 90. So the width is 90. Now how many turkeys can fit in the plane, well depending on the height and width of the plane, I think 9000 turkeys can fit on the plane.Yes wild turkeys can fly.

mcheyanne71111 said...

This plane is 111 feet long, 25 feet tall and 25 feet wide.To measure the plane it would take about 4 cars length wise and about 61 cars width wise. I Googled the height, width and length of average car to figure it out.About 17 cars can fit into this plane.It would take about 105 black turkeys to fit into this plane.Wild turkeys can fly 45mph short distance and a small domestic turkey can fly to a rooftop.

nalyssa said...

The average car is 5 feet long and 4 feet tall. 13 cars would fit by length and 5 by height. 13 x 5 = 65feet, and 5 x 5=25feet. It's 65 feet long and 25 feet tall, and the area would be roughly 1625. The area of a car would be 8.50, so 1625/8.50=191. You could fit 191 cars. I personally do not know how many turkeys fit, but I'll guess about maybe 450? Wild turkeys can fly, but domestic turkeys cannot.

Anonymous said...

it would take 20 cars for height and 50 cars for width. i used the car for scale to see it would be that amount to measure. i guess ten million. its a large plane. WILD TURKEYS CAN FLY A SHORT DISTANCE. just enough to the dinner table
Ash L. 8-17

Lbianca said...

I measured the plane with a ruler, and the width was 15cm and the height was 3cm. Then I also measured the car with the tip of my pinky and about 4 cars fit. So then I multiplied 15x4= 60. So I think about 60 cars fit in the plane. I'm guessing around 100-200 turkeys can fit in this plane. Domestic turkeys can't fly due to their over-sized bodies. Although wild turkeys can fly, but not too high nor a long distance.

djessica said...

First I measured the plane. The height was around 3cm and the width was around 15cm. Then I measured the car that's next to the plane and tried to see how many of that car would fit in the plane. I got about 4 cars. So I multiplied 4 by 15 and got 60. So my estimation is that 60 cars can fit in the plane. My guess is that a car can fit around 5 turkeys in it so I multiplied 5 by 60 and got 300. So my estimation is that there can fit around 300 turkeys in the plane. While searching on the internet I found out that a wild turkey can fly but apparently not to high or fast.

TJessica said...

The first thing I did was measure the plane with a ruler, for the length I got 15cm and for the height I got around 3cm. I think they would need 15 of those cars since I measured the car with my ruler and it was only 1cm so they would need 15 cars to measure the plane? but for the height they would need 8 cars piled on top of each other. so 8x15=120 so I think 120 cars would fit in. If 120 cars could fit and probably 500 turkeys can fit in the plane since 4 turkeys could fit in each car. Wild turkeys can only fly.

mgem said...

The first thing I did was measured the plane. The width was 15cm and height was 3cm. After that I measured the car to check how many would fit in the plane. I got 4 cars. Therefore I multiplied 4x15=60. So my estimation is that 60 cars can fit inside the airplane. I'm guessing that each car can fit around 4 turkeys inside so I multiplied 4x60=240. My estimation is that 240 turkeys can fit inside the plane. As I searched on the internet I found out that Wild turkeys can fly.

miguel PEBANCO said...

measurement of the plane with a ruler is 15 cm long and 3 cm tall

the measurement of the nearest car is 1 and 1 half long

i divide 15/1.50= 10
my estimation ten cars would fit at only at the middle are of the plane

maybe the top is first class area
so i add 10= 20 my estimation is 20 cars would fit in that airplane

if 5 people can fit in that car i multiply 2 the people because turkey is near half our size

5*2=10
10*10=100
10*10=100
210 my estimation of turkeys can fit inside the airplane
no, turkeys dont fly

ntina said...

I think the average lenth of a car is about 16 feet, and the height is about 4 feet. I think the width of a plane is about 32 feet. I multiplied 32x12=384 because 1 foot is 12 inches. Then I divided 384 by 16 which is 24.So I think 28 cars can fit for the width. I think the height is about the same measurement as width. So Then I multiplied 28x2=56. So about 56 cars can fit into the plane. I think that about 150 turkeys can fit into the plane. Wild Turkeys can fly.

rkerrnel said...

The height of the plane is about 15-17 cars. Average height of a car is around 6'. so 6ftx17ft is 102ft. The width of the of the plane is about 85 cars so 85ftx6ft is 510ft. To find the area you have to multiple the width and the height, 102x510 is 52020ft squared. Cars can take up 18 ft squared of a space so 52020 divided by 18 is 2980 cars. I think approx 5000 turkeys can fit inside the plane.A domestic turkey CANNOT fly and wild turkeys can fly.

fjasmine said...

Using a ruler the width of the plane is 15cm, and the length is 3cm. Using the same trick as Bianca and using the tip of my pinky to measure how many cars would go into the plane. I measured that 4 cars would go into the plane, so I multiplied 4x15 which equaled 60. My estimation is that 60 cars would fit into the plane length wise. For height wise... I measured 4 cars high. By multiplying 4x3 I got the answer of 12 cars height wise.

The average length of a turkey 49inches. By going outside and measuring my car.. it is about 174ft length wise...So by converting 174ft to inches I got 2088inches. So I divided 2088 by 49 which equaled to 42.61. the number of turkeys that will fit the car is 42. The plane can hold 2520 (42turkeys/car x 60 cars/plane) turkeys length wise. for height all you need to do is multiply 2520 to 4 which is equaled to 10080. 10080 turkeys can fit into the plane.

By searching on the internet if turkeys can fly.. I have learned that domestic turkeys cannot fly because of their weight. But wild turkeys can fly, but not too high or for a long distance.

-JasmineFauni

crowel said...

I measured the plane's width with a ruler and it was 10 cm, and the height was 3.5 cm. The average car is 9 feet, so I multiplied 9 feet by 10 and got 90 feet. The average height is 6 feet so I multiplied 3.5 by 6 and got 21. My estimation is width:90 feet and height:21 feet. It would take ten cars because the car was 1 cm and the plane was 10, and 3 and a half cars for the height. My estimation for how much cars could fit is 10. I couldn't find a turkeys width and height so I just estimated and got 100 turkeys. Domestic turkeys cannot fly, but wild turkeys can fly but only for a short time and distance.

bmatthew said...

I measured the plane with a measuring utensil and the result of the width was 15 cm and the result of the height was 3 cm. After, I measured the car and my estimate is roughly 5 cars will be able to fit. Then, I multiplied 15x5 which was 75. My estimate would be atleast 150-250 turkeys will be able to fit in this flying contraption. Turkeys that are being held by farmers or whatever those people call themselves, those types of turkeys cannot fly due to their extra "girth" but wild turkeys can fly but not a great amount of distance of length or width.

rpatricia said...

I measured the plane with my ruler and the plane was 3 cm tall, and the width was 15 cm long. Then I measured the car, and it looks like you need 4 cars to be as wide as the plane. So I did 15 x 4 and I got 60. So approximately 60 cars would fit in the plane.

Then for the next question about how many turkeys could fit in the plane, I searched how big is an average turkey, and it said it about 50 cm tall . So I did 15 x 5 and I got 75. So it would take 75turkeys to fit in the plane. Turkeys do fly, but only wild turkeys do, because other turkeys are fat.

hjessica said...

I measure the plane for the length I got 15 andthen i measured the height I got approximately 3. I think they would need like 15 of those cars cuz I measured the car and it was only 1 so they would need 15 cars to equal out the plain but for the height they need about 8 cars piled on top of each other. Cuz 8x15=120 so 120 cars would fit in the plane. If 120 cars could fit and probably 500 turkeys can fit in the plane,only wild turkeys can fly

sangela said...

1. The car looks around 10 feet long. About 4 cars are the height of the airplane. 4 x 10 = 40, so the airplane's height is 40 feet tall. I don't have a good view of the front of the plane, but I guess 3 cars are the size of the width. 3 X 10 = 30, so The width of the plane is 30 ft. 4 cars is the height of the plane and 3 cars is the width of the plane.
2. First, I needed to know the volume of the plane. Volume= Length x Width X Height. I already know the suspected Length and height of the airplane, so all I need to know is the length. I found out that 14 cars are as long as the airplane, all the way from the nose to the tail. 14 X 10= 140. The plane is about 140 feet long. 140(length) X 40(height) X 30(width) = 168 000. So, the plane is 168 000 feet cubed. Now, I tried to find out the volume of the car. I think the car's length is 10 feet long, its width is 4 feet long and its width is 5 feet long. 10 X 4 X 5= 200. So, a car's volume is 200 feet cubed. Then I divided 168 000 by 200 and got 840. So, 840 cars fit into the airplane.
3. I'm guessing that the volume of 1 turkey is 3 feet cubed. So, I divided 168 000 by 3 and got 56 000. 56 000 turkeys can fit on that plane.
4. Turkeys can't fly because they're too fat. They can only attempt and dream.

Happy Thanksgiving

callyssa said...

The width of the plane is 15cm and the height of it is 3cm. I got those answers with a ruler. The measurement of how many cars could fit in the plane would be 4. So I multiplied 4 by 15 and it equalled 60. I'm guessing that approximately 60 cars fit inside this plane. I think that 200-300 turkeys can fit in this plane. No, turkeys cannot fly because they are heavy.

temerald said...

Using a ruler, I measured that the width of the plane to be 15 cm and the height as 3 cm. Measuring the car, it looks about 4 of it would fit in the plane. So I multiplied 15 by 4 and equaled 60. So probably 60 cars would fit inside the plane. I'm guessing that about 300 turkeys could probably fit in this plane.

I searched in the internet that a domestic turkey weighs twice as much as a wild turkey. So that means domestic turkeys cannot fly but wild turkeys can.

bdakota said...

grussell said...

Seeing as it takes 10 cars to fit the height of the plane, I googled what the length, height, and width of an average car was, with the results of the width of 6 feet, the height of 5 feet, and the length of 16 feet.

I will use the width of the car later.

Since it takes 10 cars to fit the length of the plane, I multiply 5 by 10. With the result of 50 feet. The plane is 50 feet high.

The length of an average car is 16 feet, as mentioned earlier. It takes about 14 cars to cover the length of the plane. So I multiplied 16 by 14. 16 x 14 = 224. The length of the plane is 224 feet.

Since we know the length, and the height of the plane, all we need to do now is find the width of the plane in order to find out how many cars fit into the plane.

The front of the plane I can't see, so I'll estimate. I estimate that 2 cars fit on top of the front of the plane. So, as I mentioned earlier, the width of an average car is 6 feet. So, 6 x 2 = 12. Therefore, the width of the plane is 12 feet.

Now we put our information together. The plane is 120 feet high, 224 feet long, and 12 feet wide. And the information about the average car. The average car has the width of 6 feet, the height of 5 feet, and the length of 16 feet. So we add them all up to make 120, 50, and 12. 2 cars can fit the width of the plane, 24 cars can fit the height of the plane, and 14 cars can fit the length of the plane. Add them all up for an answer of 40 cars. 40 cars can fit into the plane.

I couldn't find results for the height, width, and length for a turkey, so I'll estimate. I think a turkey is 1 foot long, 20 centimeters high, and 10 centimeters wide. 20 centimeters is about half of an inch. So I add 0.2 to get to 50 feet. 0.2 x 250 = 50 feet. So 250 turkeys can fit the height of the plane. 1 x 224 = 224 feet. So 224 turkeys can fit the length of the plane. 10 centimeters is a 3rd of an inch. 0.3 repeated x 40 = 12. 40 turkeys fit the width of a plane.

So 250 turkeys fit the height of the plane, 224 turkeys fit the length of the plane, and 40 turkeys fit the width of the plane.

They can't fly. They try, but they don't succeed.

bpatricia said...

Length of the white car measured on the monitor: 1.1 cm or 11 mm.
Height of the white car measured on the screen: 0.4 cm or 4 mm.
Length of the airplane measured on the monitor: 13.2 cm or 132 mm.
Height of Airplane measured on the screen 3.3 cm or 33 mm.
Average height of a car: 4.8 ft.
Average length of a car: 15 ft.

1. How long is the airplane?
My word ratio is length of the white car measured on the screen/ length of the airplane measured on the screen = car's actual length/ airplane's actual length. 11 mm/132 = 15 ft/ x. I then cross multiplied which changed the equation to 11x/11 = 132x15/11. I got rid of 11 by dividing it by itself which left me with X= 135x15/11. X = 1980/11. The airplane is 180 ft long.

2. How tall is the airplane?
My word ratio is height of the white car on the monitor/ height of the airplane on the monitor = the car's actual height/ the airplane's actual height.
4 mm/ 33 mm = 4.8 ft./ X.
I got rid of the 4 by dividing it by 4. 4x/4 = 4.8x33/4.
X = 158.4/4. The airplane is 39.6 ft. tall.

3. How many cars would it take to measure this plane's height and width?
132/11= 12. It would take 12 cars to measure the airplane's length. 33/4= 8. It would take 8 cars to measure the airplane's height.

4. How many cars would fit inside the plane? 12 (cars) multiplied by 8 (cars) = 96 cars would fit inside the plane.

5. How many Turkeys fit inside this plane? 180 (the plane's length) divided by 3.5 (average length of a wild turkey) = 51 Turkeys can fit inside the plane (lengthwise).

Do turkeys fly? Domestic turkeys weighs twice as much as a wild turkey. Most of them are so heavy that they are unable to lift themselves up and fly.

cariel said...

1.)The plane (Airbus Beluga) is 56.15 m in length and 17.24 m in height.

Note: The area of the plane is 968.026 metres squared.

Note: An average car is 4.5 m in length and 1.6 m in width.

Note: The area of an average car is 7.2 metres squared.

Note: An adult male wild turkey's length is 100-125 cm.

2.)56.15 m (plane)/4.5 m (car) = ~12.5 cars can fit the length of the plane.

3.)968.026/7.2 = ~134.5 cars can fit inside the plane.

4.)I don't know what the width of a wild turkey is, so I will settle on finding how many turkeys will it take to measure the length of the plane.
56.15/1.1225 m (say the turkey was 112.75 cm) = ~50 turkeys will fit the measurement of the length of the plane.

5.)Yes, both domestic and wild turkeys can fly. Domestic turkeys can fly for only a short distance (like a chicken). Wild turkeys on the other hand are agile fliers.

hisaac said...

On my monitor, the car was .6cm long, and the plane was 9.7cm. 6x10=60 and 6x6=36. 60+36=96. 6x.16, 6 repeated =1 approximately. 96+1=97. 97mm=9.7cm. so 16.16 6 repeated is how long the plane is in cars.

The height of the plane is 2.1cm. 6x3=18. 6x.5=3. 18+3=21. 21mm=2.1cm. So 3+.5=3.5. 3.5 is how tall the plane is in cars.

This planes width equals 16.166 cars and the length equals 3.5 cars.

Their would be 56.58. How did I get this? I multipied 3.5x16.166, because that is the length and width of the plane.

A turkey is approximately 5 feet tall. the plane [searched it up] is approximately 239 feet long and 79 feet tall. 239x79=18881. 18881/5=3776. Approximately 3776 turkeys could fit inside the plane.

No, turkeys cannot fly because their body is two big and there wings are two small.

pjason said...

i measured the length of the palane with a ruler i got 15cm than i measured the cars to plane its 4 than i took the 4 multiplied the 4by 15 got 60 than 60x5 = because the cars could fit 5 turkeys 3in the trunk and 2 up front only wiled turkeys can fly

lrina said...

With a ruler, i measured 15cm as the width of the plane. Then i measured the height as 3cm. Bu measuring the car, it seems that 4 could fit. Although if you multiply 15 by 4, it would be 60. So approx. 60 would fit. Maybe about 200 would fit depending how long and high the plane is. But no, turkeys can't fly.

Anonymous said...

By the looks of a car it is about 4m
it takes about 10 cars to measure the plane's length. 4x10 40 feet length wise. It takes around 5 cars for the height of the car, 4x5 20 feet tall. Roughly 60 cars could fit, 4x15=60.
A turkey is about 50inchs, so 2 turkeys per meter. 2x40=80, 80x20=1600. I estimate 1600 turkeys could fit. Wild turkeys can fly, domestic can't fly but they can maybe jump/clear a fence.

-Leif R
8-17

anathaniel said...

I went to google and type hwo tall is an airbus beluga. I click on wiki and the height is about 56 ft 7 inches. then i went to google again and i type what is the height and width of an average midsize car is 6 and i multiplied 6 and 10 and i got 60 so it would take about 15 cars. I think it would take about 10000 to 11000 turkeys and no turkeys can't fly

Harbeck's son said...

The airbus beluga is 17.2m tall and 56.2 meters tall(Jane's aircraft recognition guide). The car seen in this picture is a Toyota tercel hatchback which is around the same length and height of a /mo/dern Mazda 3 (4.59m long, 1.75m wide,and 1.45m tall). So
(1.45) (x) = 17.2
1.45\17.2= roughly 12 cars tall.
I found the length by dividing
4.59\56.2= roughly 12.

How I found how many cars it can hold is that the maximum weight this plane can carry in cargo is 104 297 lb. the mass of the car was 2015 pounds( the Toyota tercel). So I changed the 104 297 to 104.297 and changed the cars mass to 2.015 I divided those two numbers and came up with 52 cars because u can't go over the maximum weight. How I found the amount of turkeys was the same way, an average turkey weight is 11-12 lbs, so I took the average(11.5) and divided the cargo space(104297) divided by the turkeys weight(11.5) which comes to roughly 9068 turkeys!

Son of Harbeck

moliver said...

I measured the airplane and got 103 mm then I measured the car and got 7mm. Then I searched Google what the size of an average car is and got 5 ft. long and 4ft. tall. I then divided 103 by 7= 14.714. I decided to round up to 14. Then I multiplied 14 by 5 =70ft. The air bus is around 14 cars long or 70ft long. I then measured how tall the air bus is and got 25mm. I then divided 25 by 7 = 3.571 and rounded it to 3. I then multiplied 3 by 4 and got 12. The air bus is about 3 cars tall or 12 ft tall. I think to figure out how many cars would fit in the plane or how many turkeys would fit. We would need to use the formula for volume. turkeys can fly wild and domestic.

moliver said...

@ harbeck son I did not think of that. :)

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pcamille said...

I used a ruler to measure the plane, so the width is 15cm and the height is 3cm. And using the same idea as Bianca, i used the tip of my pinky to measure the car and around 4 cars can fit. I multiply the width to the cars that can fit and I get 60. 15x4=60. SO around 60 cars can fit in that airplane. My guess is that 150-200 turkeys can fit in that plane. Turkeys can't fly because they have too much of a big body, but wild turkeys can fly only a short distance and height.

- Camille Pasco

cbreister said...

The first thing I did was measured the plane. The width was 15cm and height was 3cm. After that I measured the car to check how many would fit in the plane. I got 4 cars. then I multiplied 4x15=60. So my estimation is that 60 cars can fit inside the airplane. I think about 300 turkeys can fit inside. Domestic turkeys cannot fly, but wild turkeys can fly but only for a short time and distance.