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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

Created by Dave Guadagni

 

Architecture Puzzler #158

Your daughter is brushing her teeth with the tap running and your son is taking a shower with a regular shower head. How much water does each use? How much water would a low-flow shower head use?


 

Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #157

When dried from green to oven-dry, a 1-inch by 8-inch by 10-foot (25- by 200- by 3000-millimeter) board will shrink by different proportions in thickness, width, and length. Match the percentage of shrinkage to the dimension it applies to.

(t) thickness
(w) width
(l) length

a. 5 to 10 percent b. 0.1 to 0.2 percent c. 2 to 5 percent  

Answer to Puzzler #157


 

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