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?
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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.
a. 5 to 10 percent
b. 0.1 to 0.2 percent
c. 2 to 5 percent
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Were old-fashioned shower heads less efficient?
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