







A football field covered in garbage 
20081017 

AMie pose la question : a small city produces 500,000 cubic ft of garbage per week. If all of this garbage were stacked neatly (in a nice vertical pile) on a 100yard by 60yard football field, how high would the pile be (in feet)? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Twelve acres 
20040113 

Heather pose la question : I am looking at buying a property that includes 12 Acres of land and I am trying to visualize what this size is equivalent to. I have searched your site and figured out how many square feet it is but I was hoping that you could apply 12 Acres to something tangible, like a football field! Penny Nom lui répond. 





The crosssection of a football field 
20030525 

Francis pose la question : Have you ever walked on a football field covered with artificial turf? If so, you probably noticed that the field is not flat. The profile of the surface is arched and highest in the centre, permitting rainwater to drain away quickly. height from base to highest point 45.75 centimetres distance of the field 50 metres a) The diagram shows the profile of an actual field, viewed from the end of the field. Assuming that the crosssection is a parabola, find the algebraic model that describes this shape. b) Use your equation to determine the distance from the sidelines where the field surface is 20 cm above the base line. Harley Weston lui répond. 





The perimeter of a football field 
20001018 

Paige pose la question : The width of a football field is 67ft greater than the length. The perimeter is 480ft What is the width and length? Penny Nom lui répond. 

