P5 2 Avian Affluence and Bovine Business Strategies

Ben Rayson, Mark Sharman, George Knott, David Molloy


In the story “Jack and the Beanstalk”, Jack obtains a golden egg from a goose owned by a giant. Using equations describing the curvature of avian eggs, the volume, mass and eventually the value of the egg were obtained. It was calculated that the egg had a value of £1775.69 in 1845 when the popular Henry Cole rendition was published, which could have purchased 332 cows. This is a profit of 33200%.

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