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    How Many?

    I have a cupboard in my kitchen where I put my full, pre-fridge pepsi cans. The cupboard is 250 mm wide and 230mm high (internal measurements). I pepsi can is 67mm in diameter (as close as I can measure by hand) or 210 mm in circumference (using a bit of string) [which gives 68mm so lets settle on 67mm as the measurements]. How many pepsi cans can I fit into my cupboard assuming that I lie them down (ie round top facing forwards) and I only have room for a depth of 1 can?

    This isn't the same puzzle as putting in coke cans because I always ask for pepsi - most places say "yes we have pepsi" at which point I say "no, not coke - pepsi". They reply "oh, it is coke" and I say "water please". I'm working on the basis that if I do this enough they will start to realize that there is a market for pepsi.

    I use to do the same thing at MacDonalds - ask for a caramel thickshake (secondary puzzle - what are their 3 standard flavours and do they have caramel in the restaurant ?). One day they actually said - "yes sir" - they were running a special and caramel thickshakes were one of the specials [consumer power at works]
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    Re: How Many?

    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.</span hide>

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    Re: How Many?

    If you wish to keep your cans in one piece and full of Pepsi (which I'm assuming you do), then:

    a) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>9, with some space?</span hi></font color=yellow>
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. They *do* have caramel, however it's not for milkshakes, it's for ice cream...they've usually got a stand with 3 sundae toppings (choclolate, caramel, and strawberries)</span hi></font color=yellow>
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    Re: How Many?

    Hi Tricky

    I have

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> a) 10

    Proof in attachment </span hide>
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    Re: How Many?

    correct on the assumption and maccy D items but everyone is incorrect on the can count. Update - just checked the measurements and cupboard is correct but can diameter is 65mm.
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    Re: How Many?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Is your answer 11 cans? The attached diagram shows how 11 can be placed in the cupboard but it will be a very tight squeeze and may result in some minor deformation of the cans that could occur in real life.</span hide>

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    Re: How Many?

    That was rather irritating....

    In the time I came back I got <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 11 </span hide> too
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    Re: How Many?

    No, take my last back

    I make <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> 12</span hide>
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    Re: How Many?

    that was the answer that I have <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">12</span hide> but with a different diagram. I must try your diagram and see how it goes. The one shown has the advantage of being stable after I move a few cans into the fridge.
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    Re: How Many?

    Tim

    Funnily enough I had that picture at one point, I just felt that there was a lot of space up in the top left corner so went on to create my rather unstable attempt. Still nice puzzle, I just wish I had enough room in my kitchen specifically designed for holding just Pepsi. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: How Many?

    We just had a new cupboard put in and, you know how it goes, first in best dressed! I just have to be careful to have a stock of cans ALWAYS in there - I expect that if it ever gets empty I will lose it.
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