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Math Puzzle for February 2, 2024

String theory arrives at the CERN Canning Factory

Alameda Post - an image of a cylinder with a dotted line spiraling up the cylinder.

A string is tightly wrapped around the outside of a thin cylinder.
The string starts at the bottom and spirals or winds its way upward.
The string makes one complete revolution upon reaching the top of the cylinder.
The string has a length of 40.268357 centimeters.
Find the maximum possible volume V of the cylinder.

V = _________ cubic centimeters

The first correct answer sent to [email protected] wins a gift card worth a lot of ice cream at Tucker’s Ice Cream of Alameda.

Last week’s winner was Vera Kadrul with Area = 1.8197 square units.

Jeff Smith is a former Math teacher and a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander. Reach him at [email protected].

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