## anonymous 5 years ago How do you find the girth of something?

1. amistre64

gotta use calculus

2. anonymous

Are you sure? We're trying to find it in my Algebra 2 class.

3. amistre64

$\int_{0}^{2pi}(cheese.burger*fries)df$

4. amistre64

girth is how round something is if i recall the dictionary

5. amistre64

girthNoun/gərTH/ 1. The measurement around the middle of something, esp. a person's waist. 2. A person's middle or stomach, esp. when large. More » Dictionary.com - Answers.com - Merriam-Webster - The Free Dictionary

6. anonymous

lol cheese burger fries

7. amistre64

i shoulda put that up as a line integral, that would have been a hoot

8. amistre64

note to self: be hootier

9. anonymous

Ok well I'm trying to find the girth of a whale. How would I do that.

10. anonymous

lol

11. JamesJ

A very long tape measure

12. amistre64

find a bunch of tailors

13. amistre64

math provides models; when faced with a real life challenge, use real life applications

14. anonymous

I'm in a class. I don't have time to measure whales with a tape measure. lol

15. anonymous

lol you must have some kinda relation or equation

16. anonymous

ok well I know the length and weight of the whale.

17. anonymous

and ...?

18. amistre64

length times weight / number of tail feather =girth ?

19. anonymous

lol

20. anonymous

lol

21. amistre64

you cant just make up math to fit a situation; either the data has already been retrieved and worked into a relation that can be formulated; or you have to do the grunt work

22. amistre64

if someone has determined the relation of length to weight, then it might be on the google

23. amistre64

i wonder how many balls had to be rolled down an inclined plane to come up with a=v/t^2

24. amistre64

or some such