it mattered, I failed high school math for the 3rd or 4th time in the 12th grade.
Talk about not getting it, or not there.
Lucky for us Google don't give a flying **** about how we did in school!
I Found these instructions in about 2 minutes of Googling - convert glass
of rain to inches of rain -
1 - Measure the diameter of the bucket at the level of the rain. Subtract out
twice the thickness of the walls. - answer - 3 inches
2 - Measure the diameter of the bucket at the bottom in the same way.
answer - 1.5 inches
3 - Calculate the average of the two diameters. - ####ers, I had to Google
to find out how to find the average - "The mean is the average of the numbers.
It is easy to calculate: add up all the numbers, then divide by how many
numbers there are. In other words it is the sum divided by the count".
So our math is 3 + 1.5 = 4.5 divide by 2 = answer - 2.25 inches
4 - Divide by two to find the average radius. - answer - 1.12 inches
5 - Find the average volume of rain = Depth x radius x radius x 3.14.
Answer - 3.25 x 1.12 x 1.12 x 3.14 = 12.8
6 - Find the area at the top of the bucket (this is the area over which
the rain is collected).
a - Measure the diameter - 3 inches
b - Divide the diameter by 2 to get the radius - answer - 1.5
c - Area = radius x radius x 3.14 - answer - 1.5 x 1.5 x 3.14 = 7.065
7 - Divide the rainfall volume by this area to get the rainfall.
answer - 12.8 divided by 7.06 = 1.81 inches of rain (more or less).
Feel free to check my math, if I am consistient there is an error in
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