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Age 14 to 16
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A plastic funnel is used to pour liquids through narrow apertures.

Have you ever tried pouring a drink from a glass back into a bottle ?

If we imagine a funnel as a complete cone (why isn't it?), what shape cone would use the least amount of plastic to manufacture a funnel containing a set volume?

You don't need a specified volume, but it may help to ask what proportion cone would hold a litre of liquid using the least amount of plastic.

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