A student read about Volkswagen packing in the 1960s. She was interested in
knowing the maximum number of students that fit into a Volkswagen car. How might
you help her estimate an answer in a reasonable way? Explain
how to find the amount of people who fit in a car?
This would be a "volume" problem ... view the average student as a box, perhaps 0.5' x 2' x 6', or 6 cu.ft. @. Next, size up the VW passenger space, perhaps 5' x 5' x 3', or 75 cu.ft. ==> looks like 12 students may fit ... not bad for a 4-seater! Best regards :)