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    Think About It

    An irregular closed curve is drawn on a sheet of paper. What would you need to compute the enclosed area?
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    Re: Think About It

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Ruler to measure Dimensions of the rectangular piece of paper
    Balance to weigh the sheet of paper
    Scissors to cut out the shape
    Reuse the balance to weigh the shape
    Wts are proportional to the Areas</span hide>

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    Re: Think About It

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    Wow! That's exactly right.
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    Re: Think About It

    Before computers to calculate areas on peaks in some scans, this was a common technique when only paper scans were obtained. {I guess this shows my age...]

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