A5_8 The Chalk Is Mightier Than The Board

Leandro Carvalho, Kieran Crutcher, Sunil Taper, Sean Hughes


Using experimental data collected about the rate of use of chalk when drawing on a chalkboard, found to be -0.0189 ± 3.95×10^−5 g/m, and the mean size of characters in the English alphabet we were able to determine that each stick of Crayola writing chalk could write 549.4 ± 1.475 m and it would require 0.6855 ± 0.0979 sticks of chalk to write out the complete Wikipedia page for ‘Chalk’.

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