Fermi Project

BY GILLIAN, KAIA AND MELINA

How many people (the average size of male adult) would it take to go to the top of the Empire State Building and back?

Estimation:

We think it will take 1000 people (the average male adult) to got to the top of the Empire State building and back down because the Empire State building is one of the largest buildings in the world and the average human is small compared to it.

Other Questions:

What is the average height of a male? (cm)

-the average height of a male is: 177cm

Does the average height of in age and gender change?

-We are using the average height of a male adult but yes it does vary

What is the average height of the Empire State building? (cm)

-the height of the Empire State building is: 44 300 cm (doubled 88 600)

Solved Equation and Conclusion:

88 600 / 177 =approximately 500 people

So it takes approximately 500 people to go up the Empire State building and back down.


Possible Errors:

The Empire State building is large and some sources might have had different measurements. We also rounded and did not use the exact numbers. Every man isn't exactly the same, we were just using the average height.

Interesting Facts and Other Questions We Could Ask:

-the weight of the Empire State Building is 365 000 tons

-the average weight of an American man is 154 pounds


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