Big Bieber

A Maths Starter of the Day

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is big!

Can you imagine him getting bigger?

Imagine he was magnified (enlarged) to twice his normal height (and width and depth). Make an estimate of how heavy (in kilograms) he would be.

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Topics: Starter | Enlargements | Estimating

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Answers

If the dimensions of an object double, its volume increases by a factor of eight. We would expect him to be 8 times heavier.

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