P2_5 Jack and the Decompression Sickness

Katie Hinchcliffe, Katie Golsby, Hannah Biddle, Josephine Mooney


In this paper, we calculate the volume of supplemental oxygen that Jack would need to climb the entire height of the beanstalk in the classic fairy-tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. We also find the pressure of the air at the beanstalk peak and compare this to the pressure at sea-level. These values were found to be 1880 litres and 0.365 Pa respectively.

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