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Loo Roll Emergency

Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:



New toilet rolls are cylindrical, 12 cm in diameter, and the cardboard tube in the middle is 4 cm in diameter.

My roll has diameter 6 cm, so it looks about half the size.

What percentage of the toilet paper is left?






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