How thick are their walls?

4 shipping containers with their statistics on show, mass and capacity
Can you read the writing on the doors?

Are you able to estimate the thickness of the walls of these particular shipping containers, based solely on the information you see in the photo?

Assuming…

  • their walls are uniform thickness all over (which is doubtful!)
  • they are made entirely of steel, with a density of 8000 Kg / m3

I think this is a fun little bit of photo-detection. Perfect to put on your resume for the CIA!

Gross, Net & Tare Weights

Gross weight – Tare = Net weight

http://www.canscale.com/

Example: The gross weight of a tin of biscuits includes the tin and the biscuits. The Net weight is the weight of just the biscuits, and the tare in this case would be the weight of the tin. Simple! 

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One thought on “How thick are their walls?”

  1. I didn’t think I cared enough to try to solve this, but when I began to look at the photos they drew me in. Now I am hooked! Answer coming in a few moments….

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