Gallery Problems Exercise

Paper Problem

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Paper Problem

The stack of paper pictured is 100 sheets.

  1. Find the height in centimeters of the following:
    • 600-sheet stack
    • 250-sheet stack
    • 1 sheet of paper
  2. Let n equal the number of sheets of paper, and let h equal the height of the stack in cm. Write a formula for h in terms of n.
  3. Find the number of sheets of paper it takes to make a stack with the given heights:
    • 9 centimeters
    • 6.75 centimeters
    • 1 centimeter
  4. Write a formula for n in terms of h.
  5. What does the constant represent in each of your two formulas?
  6. A 100-sheet stack of a different kind of paper is 1.6 centimeters high. Let t equal the number of sheets of paper, and let h equal the height.

    • Write a formula for h in terms of t.