You are given a sufficiently long piece of thread, a meter stick and a thin round shape iron rod. Explain how would you measure the diameter of iron rod by using given thread and meter stick.

Yosef asked

Answer:

Wind the thread over the rod closely a number of times say 20 and mark the end point. Now unwind it and measure the length of the thread used to wind over the rod.

This length = n x 2πr, where n is the no. of windings and r is the radius of the rod.

Therefore, the diameter of the rod = 2r = The length of wire used for ‘n’ windings /nπ

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