# Divide into groups of three or four students and address these issues affecting the design of manhole

## Question:

Divide into groups of three or four students and address these issues affecting the design of manhole covers.

• Which of the following is most relevant for determining whether a manhole cover diameter of 24 in. is large enough: weights of men, weights of women, heights of men, heights of women, hip breadths of men, hip breadths of women, shoulder breadths of men, shoulder breadths of women?

• Why are manhole covers usually round? (This was once a popular interview question asked of applicants at IBM, and there are at least three good answers. One good answer is sufficient here.)

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**ISBN:** 9781470465681

3rd Edition

**Authors:** Leslie Jane, James Daniel, Federer Vaaler