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 Subject: How many pennies Category: Miscellaneous Asked by: durangoskier-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 11 Sep 2004 17:51 PDT Expires: 11 Oct 2004 17:51 PDT Question ID: 399957
 ```How many pennies are there in a 5 gallon glass milk jug. I would like the answer to be within 5% since I understand that the number will vary depending on how the pennies are added. Assume the jug is completely full.```
 Subject: Re: How many pennies Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 11 Sep 2004 18:46 PDT Rated:
 ```I am glad the links I posted were useful. I've reposted them below. "In remembrance of those who lost their lives and out of compassion for their families and for those who worked hard to help in the aftermath of 9/11, we at Emerson School decided to celebrate our local heroes in Plainfield who volunteer as Rescue Squad members. We called our effort, ?Pennies to the Rescue?. The children, teachers and parents collected pennies from September 8 ? 11, 2003. During our Harambee meeting on September 11, 2003, each class poured their pennies into a five gallon water jar. We nearly filled the jar. It was spectacular! Each student had to estimate the number of pennies collected. The third grade classes (who were studying Things That Come in Groups) were in charge of sorting, counting and wrapping the pennies. They did a tremendous job. A fifth grade student had the closest estimate of 35,000 pennies. The actual count was 30,294 pennies." Plainfield Public School District: Math @ Emerson http://www.plainfieldnjk12.org/Schools/Emerson/Math_at_Emerson/math_at_emerson.html "...there are exactly 231 cubic inches in a US gallon, this translates into 231/V, or about 5252.5523 nickels per gallon. In 5 gallons, you'd have at most 26262 nickels, worth \$1313.10 (possibly a little bit more if the walls of the container are shaped to fit the coins, but much less in a random packing). For pennies (diameter: 0.75", thickness: 1.55 mm) the above computation would give a "V" of about 0.029727 cu in, or about 7771 pennies per gallon." Final Answers: How many pennies, dimes or quarters per gallon? http://home.att.net/~numericana/answer/trivia.htm#npg My Google search strategy: Google Web Search: "5 gallon OR gallons" pennies ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%225+gallon+OR+gallons%22+pennies Best regards, pinkfreud```
 durangoskier-ga rated this answer: ```Exactly what I needed. Thanks for a great (and quick) answer. Steve```

 ```"In remembrance of those who lost their lives and out of compassion for their families and for those who worked hard to help in the aftermath of 9/11, we at Emerson School decided to celebrate our local heroes in Plainfield who volunteer as Rescue Squad members. We called our effort, ?Pennies to the Rescue?. The children, teachers and parents collected pennies from September 8 ? 11, 2003. During our Harambee meeting on September 11, 2003, each class poured their pennies into a five gallon water jar. We nearly filled the jar. It was spectacular! Each student had to estimate the number of pennies collected. The third grade classes (who were studying Things That Come in Groups) were in charge of sorting, counting and wrapping the pennies. They did a tremendous job. A fifth grade student had the closest estimate of 35,000 pennies. The actual count was 30,294 pennies." http://www.plainfieldnjk12.org/Schools/Emerson/Math_at_Emerson/math_at_emerson.html "...there are exactly 231 cubic inches in a US gallon, this translates into 231/V, or about 5252.5523 nickels per gallon. In 5 gallons, you'd have at most 26262 nickels, worth \$1313.10 (possibly a little bit more if the walls of the container are shaped to fit the coins, but much less in a random packing). For pennies (diameter: 0.75", thickness: 1.55 mm) the above computation would give a "V" of about 0.029727 cu in, or about 7771 pennies per gallon." http://home.att.net/~numericana/answer/trivia.htm#npg```
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