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Counting... (with a grain of salt, say ±50%)

possibly this would be better done with sugar, together it tastes better...With a 1mm grain size, it would certainly be miscellaneous like:

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History: 2003-Feb-03 addressed 2 links. 2000-Oct-17 Repointed "stats" connect to something similar that works. Many thanks to a reader. 1997.May Created.Some details around this page:The ago of my envelope...I"m making use of "Morton Salt" (table salt).First, some quick and dirty work...The seed measure about 1/2 mm,which gives 20/cm 8000/cm3 8 x 109/m3 1010/m3Its box is a cylinder 6 x 10-4 m3 (8cm d, 12cm h),and masses 0.737 kg,so it is a thickness of around 1.2 kg/m3 (1.2 g/cm3).So 10-10 kg/grain, and 5 x 106 grains in the box.More very closely measuring the grains,I acquire 0.5 +- 0.05 (about 1 grain hesitation in 5mm).Upping the sample to 10mm no seem to assist narrow the uncertainty(due to grain size variations).With this large an uncertainty, I"m no going come worry around howtighly packed the grains are.thus 20/cm (+-2) 6000 to 11000 /cm3 0.6 to 1.1 × 1010 for this reason 1010 (+10%-40% for measurement uncertainty) which provides worst-case percent errors of +70% and also -10%. So, more than likely an overestimate, possibly by a element of 2, but not much of one underestimate.So... Grains/m3 1010 × 0.6 to 1.1 kg/grain 10-10 × 1 come 2 grains/kg 1010 × 0.5 to 1Ok, what space some easily accessible volumes.teaspoon 4.9x10-6 m3tablespoon 1.5x10-5 m3cup 2.4x10-4 m3gallonUS fluid 3.8x10-3 m3foot3 0.028 m3bathtub ~0.2 m3 (~8 ft3)classroom ~200 m3 (10x8x2.5 m)Soteaspoon 3 to 6 × 104, or tablespoon 0.9 come 2 × 105cup 1 to 3 × 106bathtub 1 to 2 × 109classroom 1 come 2 × 1012Ok. Time for a reality check.A large pinch looks about 103 grains(by separating it in half a pair of times and then counting).So a 1/4 teaspoon seems 104 or two.Which sortof fits.(_This_ time that fits. The an initial time it didn"t. Turned the end I had mangled the object vs # seed paragraph. And also in tracing it down, ns would have actually done a lot better to let the numbers command me, rather than having an emotional stake in your fitting. A lesson.)I can do this much more carefully, however for now...Call ita 1/4 teaspoon because that 104a tablespoon because that 105a 1/2 cup for 108a bathub because that 109a classroom because that 1012. A fast hack the a graph...Grain dimension (on the diagonals) vs volume & how countless grains i should address the non-linear error "feel". 50% appears a biggerdeal for large numbers 보다 for little ones.

A feel for big numbers, v grains the salt | On being Approximate |

saltgrains | a thousand | in a pinch |

in a cup, | ||

a billion | in a bathtub, | |

a trillion | in a classroom |

a serial of salt | One | 100 | 1. You are watching: How many grains of sugar in a teaspoon |

some grains | ten | 101 | 10. |

a small pile | hundred | 102 | 100. |

a pinch | thousand | 103 | 1,000. |

1/4 teaspoon | ten thousand | 104 | 10,000. |

tablespoon | hundred thousand | 105 | 100,000. |

1/2 cup | million | 106 | 1,000,000. |

ten million | 107 | 10,000,000. | |

hundred million | 108 | 100,000,000. | |

a bathtub | billion | 109 | 1,000,000,000. |

ten billion | 1010 | 10,000,000,000. | |

hundred billion | 1011 | 100,000,000,000. | |

a classroom | trillion | 1012 | 1,000,000,000,000. |

sugargrains | a thousand | in 1/4 teaspoon |

a million | in a 2lb crate (a couple of cups), | |

a billion | in m3 ("inside of a car"?) | |

a trillion | in 103 m3 ("a pair of rooms"?) |

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