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How to Weigh an Elephant

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A king wants to weigh his favorite elephant, but none of his courtiers could figure out a device that was strong enough or big enough to hold the gigantic animal.

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This book introduces the theory of displacement of liquids - the Eureka principle. A king wants to weigh his favorite elephant, but none of his courtiers could figure out a device that was strong enough or big enough to hold the gigantic animal. Finally, a little girl, Lilavati, comes up with a simple yet, brilliant solution. She gets the elephant on to a boat and by marking the level to which the boat sinks in the water, and then filling the boat upto the same level with rocks and weighing them, she successfully figures out the exact weight of the elephant.

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Age Group 2+ years
Author Geeta Dharmarajan
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