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For Earth Science we are supposed to investigate and calculate the answers to some Fermi questions (questions with large proportions). One of them is to calculate the amount of coffee beans would fit in the Atlantic Ocean. Does anyone have any idea on how I would accomplish this?
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#2
Find out how many coffee beans fits in 1 gallon or liter bucket. find out how many gallons and liters of water there is?
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I bet it's at least 27.
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its simple the ocean dosnt grow coffe so there isnt any its all logic really
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find the volume of one coffee bean

find the volume of the atlantic ocean

divide the volume of the atlantic ocean by the volume of the coffee bean

I think this will work, but I'm a literature major. I suck at math
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Find out how many coffee beans fits in 1 gallon or liter bucket. find out how many gallons and liters of water there is?



I don't think he wants to find out how many are capable of fitting in the Atlantic ocean, but how many are currently in the atlantic ocean.


Just make up a unit, like, off the top of my head, Gibraltars.

Where one Gibraltar is equal to the number of coffee beans in the Atlantic. Therefore you are always right.
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#8
1) Get a bunch of bendy straws
2) Drink all of the water
3) Put 1 coffee bean in the now barren ocean
4) Add another
5) And another
6) Repeat Until Finished
7) Tell your teacher to go die.
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I bet it's at least 27.



This is stupid.

It is obvioulsy 42 at least.
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This is stupid.

It is obvioulsy 42 at least.

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its simple the ocean dosnt grow coffe so there isnt any its all logic really



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its simple the ocean dosnt grow coffe so there isnt any its all logic really

how many would be able to fit
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This is stupid.

It is obvioulsy 42 at least.


That does not diminish the fact that it is at least 27. After all, 42 is at least 27.

So, remember, you can't spell "Gunpowder's stupid" without first spelling "No, U."
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the average volume of the atlantic ocean divided by the average volume of one coffe bean.
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find the volume of one coffee bean

find the volume of the atlantic ocean

divide the volume of the atlantic ocean by the volume of the coffee bean

I think this will work, but I'm a literature major. I suck at math
This would give you an inaccurate approximation due to the space between the beans not being taken into account.

A better way would be to measure how many coffee beans fit in a square 3-d container of known volume then multiply by how many of that volume fit in the volume of the Atlantic ocean
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I bet it's at least 27.



no i think its like 5,i think either that or ,

12381248723657346506234507458734573894578376897682493

i think the second ones closer.............na im goin with 5
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in all seriousness, approximate the average volume of a coffee bean then find out the volume of the atlantic. divide the volume of the atlantic by the volume of a bean, then you'll have your number. then give your teacher a fermi question of his own:

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That does not diminish the fact that it is at least 27. After all, 42 is at least 27.

So, remember, you can't spell "Gunpowder's stupid" without first spelling "No, U."



But 42 is not at least 27.

42 is 42 and 27 is 27.

My point still stands.
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#24
just put

the number of coffee beans that would fit in the atlantic ocean > 0


completely scientific.
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Maybe we're outside of the box here; Technically, if you filled the Atlantic ocean with coffee beans, wouldn't it either (A. Displace all the water, or (B. Not be called "Atlantic Ocean" anymore since it is no longer water, but coffee beans?
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But 42 is not at least 27.

42 is 42 and 27 is 27.

My point still stands.


42 > 3x

x = 9

3 * 9 = 27

Point proven.
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the answer is 10600000000000 coffee beans im not joking (unless my calculator ran out of 0s)
atlantic= 318000000 km3
coffeebean= .000003km3
318000000/.00003=106000000000000

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42 > 3x

x = 9

3 * 9 = 27

Point proven.

wrong
27<42
but
42<27
meaning they are diffrent because 27 leaves the possibility for a number like 29 unlike 42<
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#31
You would not be able to fit any beans IN the ocean. As i assume they would float to the top therefore you would never get a defined answer.
#32
1. Find average depth of Atlantic ocean.
2. Find surface area of Atlantic ocean.
3. Multiply.
4. Estimate volume of 1 coffee bean. I'm guessing its ~1cc.
5. Divide.
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#33
just make up an impossibly large number. That's what Fermi problems are for.
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http://www.coffeeresearch.org/coffee/homegrowing.htm

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#35
find the capacity of atlantic ocean (google it, it should come up) and then find the volume of 1 coffe bean. 1cm squared equals 1mL (if im not mistaken) so then divide capacity of atlantic ocean (in mL) by volume of coffee beens to get answer
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42 > 3x

x = 9

3 * 9 = 27

Point proven.


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wrong
27<42
but
42<27
meaning they are diffrent because 27 leaves the possibility for a number like 29 unlike 42<


...42 is not < 27.

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Do any of you know what or how I could find the volume or average volume of a coffee bean?

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Do any of you know what or how I could find the volume or average volume of a coffee bean?

(It's a multi-day assignment)
Take a measuring cylinder, fill it 10 mls, drop in a coffee bean, see how much the water level rises, the displaced volume is the volume of the bean.
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