Volume of the Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

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Question 1: Piece by Piece

How many wall frames were used to construct the Qin Wall? How many wall frames were used to construct the Han Wall? How many layers of dirt were needed to fill one wall frame?

Question 2: Pieced Together

What is the volume of dirt needed to complete the Qin Wall? What is the volume of dirt needed to complete the Han Wall?

Question 3: Filling the Wall

How many layers of dirt were needed to fill the Qin Wall? How many layers of dirt were needed to fill the Han Wall?