Fermi Problems (C division)

Weber State University

March 6th, 2004

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INSTRUCTIONS: For each of the following descriptions, fill in an answer with a number representing the factor that 10 is raised to most closely approximate what is described.  For example, to represent the area of a 2300 square foot house, you would answer “3”, since 2300 is 2.3 × 103.  If a number is something like 7000, you should actually answer “4” since 7000 is 7.0 × 103, which is closer to 104 than it is to 103.  You will be given 5 points for each correct answer, 3 points for each answer that is off by only one factor of ten, and 1 point for each answer that is off by only two factors of ten.  You have 30 minutes to complete as many of the 30 answers as possible.  You may use scratch paper, pencil, eraser, and your partner; but you may not use calculators, computers, references, or any other outside information.

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Fermi Problems (C division)