How Many Tennis Balls Fit In A Double Decker Bus?
Have you ever wondered how many tennis balls could fit in a double decker bus? It’s an interesting question one that has intrigued many people over the years. The answer may surprise you.
To determine how many tennis balls can fit in a double decker bus we need to first measure the size of a tennis ball the size of a double decker bus.
The average size of a tennis ball is about 2.7 inches in diameter while a typical double decker bus is about 30 feet long 8 feet wide 14 feet high. These measurements will be used in calculating the necessary space to fill the bus with tennis balls.
To get a rough estimate we can assume that the available space inside the bus is rectangular in shape. Based on the dimensions of the bus mentioned above the total volume of the bus would be around 3360 cubic feet.
Assuming each tennis ball takes about 4 cubic inches of space we can calculate how many tennis balls fit in the bus by dividing the total volume of the bus by the volume of a tennis ball.
That gives us 2940000 tennis balls.
This is just an estimate doesn’t account for any uneven surfaces or other obstacles inside the bus but it can give you an idea of how many tennis balls could fit.
A Real-Life Experiment
In 2010 a team of engineers actually attempted to fill a double decker bus with tennis balls as part of a promotional campaign for a tennis ball manufacturer. They managed to fit 160000 tennis balls inside the bus less than 6% of our estimated amount.
This shows that in real-life situations there are many factors such as irregularly shaped areas seats or other structures that can affect the number of tennis balls that can fit in the bus.
So how many tennis balls can fit in a double decker bus? The answer is not straightforward as it depends on the size shape of the tennis balls the bus as well as any obstacles inside the bus.
While our estimate suggests that almost 3 million tennis balls could fit a real-life experiment showed that the number is much lower around 160000. Ultimately the only real way to know for sure is to try it yourself!
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