Solving
Fermi Problems 1.6

Fermi
Problem:

1. What information are you given?

2. What are you asked to find?

3. Do you need an exact or approximate answer?

N= (large area)/(small
area)

Simplify
the problem:

Diameter or a loonie is about 2.5 cm.

Area of a loonie is
about

A
basketball court is 14m x 26m

The dimensions
of the court in cm is:

The area of the court is

Is
the answer reasonable?

Is there another way to solve the problem?

**1. Find any missing information**

**2. Decide what assumptions to make**

**3. Estimate the solution to the problem**

**4. Check that your answer is reasonable**