## Easter Egg Maths for Chocoholics!

March 16, 2012### Mathspig is, interested in the yummy-yummy weight of chocolate Easter Eggs and Rabbits. We even have Easter Bilbies in Australia.

### They’re so cute.

### Once when Mathpigs little mathspiggies were in kinder we raffled a 5 kg Chocolate Rabbit called Rolf. People bought tickets but nobody actually wanted to win a 5 kg ( 11 lb) chocolate killer rabbit called Rolf. Twice the winners donated Rolf back to good causes. OMG, Rolf might still be doing the fund raising rounds terrifying little kids.

### Is this Rolf?

# EASTER EGG MATHS

### So how heavy is a giant Easter Egg?

### We can work it out mathspigs.

### We can use the formula for the volume of an ellipsoid to calculate the weight of a chocolate egg. It is an approximation.

### The Density of Chocolate comes from the Mary Williams-Norton Lab Report.

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## Bigger than this one!

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## How Eating Chocolate Helps You Do Algebra:

### Does the equation work? We’ll find out mathspigs.

### Here is the best part:

### Buy a Chocolate Easter Egg:

### Measure: b= Height/2 cm*

### a = Diameter /2 cm*

### *( Measure Height and Diameter by holding the egg between 2 books)

### Thickness egg wall t = ….. cm

### Density of Chocolate = 1.325 g/cm^{3 }

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## ***************************Now I will weigh my egg pieces. I had to break it to check the egg wall width I did. Really. **************************

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### According to the Guinness Book of Records The largest chocolate rabbit in the world in fact. Yes, this fella weighs 2,800 kg (6172 lb 15 oz) and is 3.4 m (11 ft) high and 2.2 m (7 ft) in diameter and was made in Brazil in 2009. How many years would it take to eat that whopper bunny?

### It is heavier than a Ford E-350 Extended Van with 6.8 litre V10 which weighs in @ 2,598.5 kg (5,729 lb)

### Ahhhhh!!!!! The killer rabbit is comin’ back to get me. Ahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Can we do a calculus based version using limits?

by Jason Brisson March 26, 2012 at 3:47 pmHey Jason, They write books on the calculus calculations for the ellipse. If you have one lying around send it in. Personally, when it comes to Easter Eggs I cannot deal with limits. Cheers Mathspig

by mathspig March 26, 2012 at 11:02 pmHaha. I will look, but no doubt you are right that dealing with limits in regard to volumes of ellipses is more tedious than it is worth. I guess I am just still knee deep in calculus and continue to try to look for applications of it everywhere I can!

by Jason Brisson March 27, 2012 at 9:16 pmAnother awesome post, by the way

by Jason Brisson March 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm