logo

sign-up-for-free-cybersalt-today-button

How High Is It?

An Engineering Student, a Physics Student, and a Mathematics student were each given $150 dollars and were told to use that money to find out exactly how tall a particular hotel was.

All three ran off, extremely keen on how to do this. The physics student went out, purchased some stopwatches, a number of ball bearings, a calculator, and some friends. He had them all time the drop of ball bearings from the roof, and he then figured out the height from the time it took for the bearings to accelerate from rest until they impacted with the sidewalk.

The math student waited until the sun was going down, then she took out her protractor, plumb line, measuring tape, and scratch pad, measured the length of the shadow, found the angle the buildings roof made from the ground, and used trigonometry to figure out the height of the building.

Of course, with all that was involved in getting this experiment done, they were up plenty late studying for other courses' exams. These two students bumped into the engineering student the next day, who looked quite refreshed. When asked what he did to find the height of the building he replied: "Well, I walked up to the bell hop, gave him 10 bucks, asked him how tall the hotel was, and went inside for supper!"

Powered By JFBConnect

More Jokes

  • Default Image

    A Simple Explanation of Baseball

    This is a game played by two teams, one out the other in. The one that's in, sends…
  • Default Image

    Chicken Cannon

    TRUE STORY!!!! It Does Take a Rocket Scientist Scientists at NASA developed a gun…
  • tail light

    Helpful Mechanic

    Sally told her friend, "I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off, so I was…
  • Picture of the Texas flag

    Texan Expressions

    For fun, try to use at least two of these in at work today. *A guide to a few of the more…
  • Default Image

    Hair Mission

    In dire need of a beauty make-over, I went to my salon with a fashion magazine photo of a…
  • Default Image

    Elementary Motherhood

    Following are answers given by elementary school-age children to the given questions: Why…
  • Default Image

    50th Anniversary

    At my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, I was looking through a photo album of their…
  • coffee-cup

    Marriage Wakeup

    As Barb was getting to know David and his family, she was very impressed by how much his…
  • Default Image

    Vet Bills

    While waiting at the veterinarian's office, I overheard two women chatting about their…
  • Default Image

    Mr. Sugarbrown's Daughter

    A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, "I'm Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter."…
  • Default Image

    Sunday Lollipop

    The boy came skipping into the house with a big lollipop in his hands. "Where did you get…
  • Default Image

    Goober Stewardess

    An airline captain was breaking in a new goober stewardess. The route they were flying…
  • knife and_fork

    Joey Sets The Table

    A certain man had invited the pastor and his wife for dinner, and it was little Joey's…
  • man outraged

    Women Drivers

    (Don't judge a joke by its title.) Driving to town this morning on the Interstate, I…
  • monk

    You're Not A Monk

    A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the…