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Contest - Snow sculpture weight
Answer: 5.4 tons of snow! We had many entries, with 8 correct answers. The winners are: Emily E., Paul Miller, and Hayden E. Thank you for participating!
Thank you for coming to view the snow sculpture and the original Climax locomotive housed in the museum during Corry Winterfest 2014! We also provided ‘Polar Bear’ tours, served hot chocolate & cookies, hosted the Corry Artists Guild art show, identified old photos, and showed a movie of snowmobile races from days of old.
Problem: Determine the weight of the Climax Locomotive snow sculpture located in the Corry Area Historical Society museum's parking lot in Corry, PA. The measurements listed below are approximate, but will be used to determine the correct answer. Your answer must be listed in tons.
· If the snow sculpture was placed into a box, the box would measure 20' by 6' by 6'.
· One quarter of the box would NOT be filled with snow, due to the shape of the locomotive. Take this into consideration in your computations.
· A one foot cube of tightly packed snow weighs 20 pounds.
· The volume of a rectangular prism = length x width x height
· A ton is equal to 2000 lbs.
· The largest Climax locomotive manufactured weighed over 100 tons.
· The Class B Climax locomotive located in the Corry Area Historical museum weighs 30 tons.
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