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    estimation and surface area – painting the cannon

    Photo Credit: Channing Johnson (from our engagement shoot) Painting the cannon is the Tufts equivalent of painting Beta Bridge at UVA. Both structures may be painted only at night. Beta Bridge painting must include the message “THX BETA” (formerly “THX DU”), while the cannon must be guarded until sunrise to prevent others from painting over it. Here’s a math problem: how much paint and how many brushes to buy? how many undergrads or grad students from my fiance’s lab should we convince to paint and guard the cannon? Visual hint: I’m 5’2″ and he is 6’0″.


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