Which would yield more cash? A friend of mine says quarters. I say dimes.
Curiously, according to this site dimes and quarters, measured to a thousandths of a gram, are worth the exact same per gram. (Dismissed as coincidence?)
I say then that dimes win, due to the lower volume. He says “but you need 2.5 dimes per quarter to match.”
Good point, says I.
Says he, we buy a graduated cylander, and measure the volume.
I don’t think it will answer the question though. Sheer volume will not take size and shape into account, will it?
I think this requires a bit of calculus. I have a vague idea of what calculus is for, but know nothing of its practice.
I know there are some crack mathematician/engineer types here. Can any of you help me win a bet?