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Bananas by William Greco2404 Greensward N. Warrington, Pa. Date: 29

# Bananas by William Greco2404 Greensward N. Warrington, Pa. Date: 29

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When a banana is purchased, the buyer ends up with mostly water and a banana peel. The goal of this essay is to determine just how much the banana weighs as compared to the banana peel.
When a banana is purchased, the buyer ends up with mostly water and a banana peel. The goal of this essay is to determine just how much the banana weighs as compared to the banana peel.

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Bananas
page 1 of 9By William Greco-2404 Greensward N. Warrington, Pa.Date: 29September,2009
Executive Summary:
This is the result of a Banana experiment to determine the weight of banana’sversus their peel weight.
Object
The majority of a Bananas weight consists of water and the outer covering known asthe peel.
When a banana is purchased, the buyer ends up with mostly water anda banana peel.
The goal of this essay is to determine just how much the banana weighsas compared to the banana peel.
Method
Four Banana’s were weighed, the banana’s were consumed and the peel’s were weighed.
ResultsTable-1
Banana Test Results
Total Weight Vs Peel WeightTotal Weight of BananaPeel WeightConsumable weight126 Grams35 Grams91 Grams147 Grams42 Grams105 Grams156 Grams47 Grams109 Grams168 Grams57 Grams111 GramsTable-2
Banana Test Results
Total Weight Vs Consumable percentageTotal Weight of BananaConsumable percentageby weight126 Grams72.2%147 Grams71.4%156 Grams69.9%168 Grams66.6%
Table-2 indicates the
consumable weight
of smaller bananas represents a largerpercentage than large bananas. Bananas are generally sold by the pound and consumers actually dobetter when purchasingsmall bananas.The peel on large bananasis thicker and accounts for thediscrepancyof lower percentage of consumable bananaper total weighton large bananas.

Bananas
page 2 of 9By William Greco2404 Greensward N.Warrington, Pa.Date: 29September,2009The results were subjected to a curve fit.
Curve Fit Data TableX = Total Weight of BananaY = Peel Weight126 Grams35 Grams147 Grams42 Grams156 Grams47 Grams168 Grams57 Grams
The resulting equation works out to be:
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XY(equation-1)-5.32 0.13556X0.0005139XPlot-1 below results from considereing the peel weight as a function of X.Xf(X) =-5.32 0.13556X0.0005139X

Bananas
page 3 of 9By William Greco2404 Greensward N. Warrington, Pa.Date: 29September,2009The curve fit was then differentiated to determine the rate of change of peel weightversus total weight.
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XY(equation-1)-5.32 0.13556X0.0005139Xround off0.0005139 to 0.000514dXquotient ruledX-5.32 0.13556X0.000514XdXdXd-5.32 0.13556X0.000514XX -5.32 0.13556XdXdXdX
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0.000514X-5.32 0.13556X0.000514XdX1dXd-5.32 0.13556X0.000514X1X -5.32 0.13556X0.000514XdX-5.32 0.13556X0.000514XSimplifyd-5.32 0.13556XX -5.32 0.13556X0.00dX
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0514X0.000514X-5.32 0.13556X0.000514X
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d5.32dd-5.32 0.13556XX 0.13556X0.000514X0.000514XdXdXdX-5.32 0.13556X0.000514X