Maple trees suitable for tapping for syrup should be at least 1.5 feet in diameter. you wrap a rope around a tree trunk, then measure the length of the rope needed to wrap one time around the trunk. this length is 4 feet 2 inches. explain how you can use this length to determine whether the tree is suitable for tapping.

Accepted Solution

If circumference C is given Diameter D = C/pi Where pi=3.14 Since  C  is 4 feet and 2 inches or 4.1667 feet Diameter  then is equal to 1.327 feet Required diameter for tapping is 1.5 feet, therefore, the maple tree measure is not yet suitable.